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LGBTQ+ Police Liaison


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Community Focused

The Raleigh Police Department is committed to the safety and fair, respectful treatment of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) residents and visitors.

Community Focused

The LGBTQ+ Liaison strengthens the relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and the Raleigh Police Department by creating mutual trust and confidence through community involvement, departmental education, and by ensuring fair and professional policing services.

  • Work as a single point of contact between the Raleigh Police Department and the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Work with all units of the Department that request assistance in identifying with LGBTQ+ citizens and addressing their concerns.
  • Assist and advise, as needed, with the Department’s leadership on cases involving the LGBTQ+ Community or LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Provide a forum for the LGBTQ+ community to express concerns regarding crimes directed against the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Meet with and provide a forum for business owners, community groups, and individuals of the LGBTQ+ Community, and present information on relevant law enforcement issues.
  • Collaborate with community leaders, businesses, and residents to design and implement public safety projects and programs to increase and improve the safety of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Facilitate an overall open relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and the Police Chief’s Office.
  • Meet with leaders of Raleigh’s LGBTQ+ community as well as attending LGBTQ+ community events to build relationships

 

 

Contact

 

If you have any issues, questions, or concerns, please contact our LGBTQ+ Liaison:

Michael Ballen
 

Lead Department:
Police

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