The LGBTQ+ Law Enforcement Liaison is an advocate for members of the LGBTQ+ community. The liaison builds solid relationships and encourages reporting of hate crimes. In Erie, three sworn officers (a School Resource Officer, a Sergeant, and a Detective) serve as LGBTQ liaisons.
Out To Protect Academy
Our LGBTQ+ Liaisons are participants of the LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison Academy by Out To Protect. Upon graduation, the liaisons will have:
Identified the key tasks and responsibilities of an LGBT Liaison.
Developed communication pathways between the LGBT Liaison and the community.
Identified key people and community organizations to create relationships and partnerships with as an LGBT Liaison.
Created a community event designed to build trust.
Demonstrated how to develop and deliver LGBT awareness training for members of law enforcement
Demonstrated how to identify a hate crime and the basic investigative steps required to prepare a case for prosecution.