Gay Police Association

gpa@gloucestershire.police.uk

 Gay Police Association Parade through GloucesterThe Gay Police Association (Gloucestershire) was formed in February 2000. It's membership structure includes operational Police and Support staff and representation from the Training Department, Police Federation and Unison. Not all who join the local association are identified as being Gay and several colleagues have joined in order to support the aims and objectives of the group.
 
Aims:

  • To work towards equal opportunities for gay police service personnel.
  • To offer advice and support to gay police service personnel.
  • To work towards better relations between the police service and the gay Community.
  • G.P.A (Gloucestershire) is not seeking to be a representative body or supersede any statutory staff association or other representative body.
  • Membership of G.P.A (Gloucestershire) is not to be taken as an indication of a person's sexual or social orientation.
  • GPA (Gloucestershire) meets quarterly and the committee consists of:
    • Chair 
    • Vice Chair

    • Secretary

    • Membership/Social Secretary

    • Transgendered advisor

    • Treasurer

    • Training Liaison Officer

    • Equal Opportunities Representative

The group has been identified up to Chief Officer level within Gloucestershire Constabulary as the main support group for gay police staff.
 
GPA - (Gloucestershire) meets bi-monthly and the committee consists of Chair, Secretary, Membership/Social Secretary, Treasurer, Training Liaison Officer and Equal Opportunities Representative.
 
GPA - (Gloucestershire) members within the force provide input to probationer and tutor constable training. These sessions are a recognised element in the officer's development programme.

The group is represented on external groups such as the Gloucestershire Gay and Lesbian Community Safety Initiative and has been involved with assisting this group in arranging Community Safety Forums; that provided an opportunity for members of the gay community to express their views on a variety of issues.


Through the Safety Initiative Group G.P.A - (Gloucestershire) have provided assistance to the Constabulary in the formation of the Force Policy for the Policing of Public Sex Environments.
 

GPA - (Gloucestershire) attends the University of Gloucestershire's Freshers Fayre with the purpose of forging links with similar groups within the student community and to provide advice and help if applicable. Gloucestershire Constabulary's Recruitment Department also attends the event and together we are able to raise awareness about the diverse nature of todays police service.

Gay Liaison Officers (GLOs)

GLOs are a force resource formed to assist officers with the investigation of homophobic and transphobic incidents. GLOs have access to the LGBT community and may be able to assist with lines of enquiry and the best and most practical way of conducting enquiries. They are the first point of contact for operational policing matters, the GPA will assist if the GLOs are unable to provide appropriate advice.

Same Sex Domestic Violence

Survivors UK
(Help for men and women who have been sexually assaulted)
Phone: 020 7613 0808
London Lesbian & Gay SwitchboardPhone: 020 7837 7324

Support Groups

Gay & Lesbian Friend HelplinePhone: 01452 306800
GALOP
Offering Assistance To Lesbians, Gay Men & Bisexuals In Dealing With Homophobic Violence And The Police
PO Box 32810 London N1 3ZD
Phone: 020 7704 7676
Fax: 020 7704 6707
Helpline: 020 7704 2040
e-mail: galop@onetel.net.uk
www.galop.org.uk
London Lesbian & Gay SwitchboardPhone: 020 7837 7324
TCrime -Report and support - help make life better for all trans peoplewww.tcrime.net

 

You can contact your local GPA members and executive group, as follows:
 
GPA Group contact number (not staffed 24hrs) (01452 335262)
 
Bailey PC38 (Chair) 07802 206627
 
Asha Patel (Secretary) 01452 333715
 
Mary Allright (Membership/Social Secretary) 01452 333551

 
For all enquiries and information regarding the GPA, or to contact any of the above people via email please use the following:
 
gpa@gloucestershire.police.uk

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