ACT Policing Services
The AFP has a Gay, Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO) network. The GLLO network is responsible for:
- Promoting the AFP as an employer of choice that embraces workplace diversity.
- Encouraging effective and open communication between the AFP and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (GLBTI) community.
- Be a resource tool for the AFP in relation to GLBTI issues in the workplace and the community we serve.
- Provide contact officers for the GLBTI community to approach and discuss sensitive (non-urgent) police matters.
To contact a GLLO member call the ACT Policing switchboard on (02) 6256 7777.
For police attendance
- In an emergency (if you are involved in or witnessing a life threatening situation) for police, fire or ambulance call triple zero (000).
- For police assistance (after a theft or burglary) call 131 444.
- To report a crime or suspicious incident anonymously call 1800 333 000.
ACT Policing has a number of safety tips which gay, lesbian and transgender people can take into consideration.
- Don’t let the fear of crime hold you back - quite often the fear is much greater than the reality.
- Value your own safety.
- Be confident. Watch your body language and be mindful of the body language of others.
- Be alert and tuned into everything that is going on around you. This can be done without appearing paranoid.
- Trust your instincts - they will usually be close to the mark.
- Be assertive with people and situations - don’t be passive and don’t be aggressive - go for something in between.
- Develop networks of people you trust.
- Have a plan. Consider what you may do if things go bad for you.