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Great blog from @ChrisGee9. A must read for tips on protecting your home from burglars: http://t.co/WmlHqkAXmP #howsecureisyourhome 27/05/2015 17:44:00

Parking meters in Lewes attacked again. Did you see anything or know who is responsible for £thousands damage? http://t.co/XxWWuxZDmI 27/05/2015 16:41:46

Ifield murder victim Janet Muller's funeral being held in Berlin on Friday. Do you recognise her on our video? http://t.co/JxtJuEqoRs 27/05/2015 14:47:34

A man has been arrested by officers investigating burglaries of agricultuial equipment in West Sussex http://t.co/3vde0FTqPh 27/05/2015 14:22:01

Did you see this man being threatened with a knife on #Brighton beach on Thursday (21 May)? Contact us if you did. http://t.co/xwIcrGmizX 27/05/2015 13:56:23

@Stuarthutson We are currently unable to say when we will be accepting transferees but you can keep up to date here http://t.co/nDe6gTzQVr 27/05/2015 13:50:57

@tamarrajesca You can report incidents such as these and upload your photos via our Operation Crackdown website: http://t.co/ZLLPE8CYzU 27/05/2015 11:57:33

@tom_kenny @BHPolLicensing When a person is convicted of an offence we don't need their permission to release things like CCTV or mug shots 27/05/2015 11:48:24

Did see you what happened to this man who was found unconscious in #Brighton on Saturday (10 May)? http://t.co/QF0r6kbddI 27/05/2015 10:59:57

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Sussex Police work closely with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities to promote equality and encourage the reporting of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic related hate crime.

Brighton & Hove LGBT Liaison Team

Sussex Police has a network of LGBT Liaison Officers throughout the districts of Sussex so there are points of contact locally. Similar to other liaison officer roles, they receive specialist inputs to raise their knowledge and understanding, and create awareness around LGB and T issues. These officers act as a point of contact for LGBT communities and individuals, to build relations to increase trust, confidence and encourage reporting of crime.

You can watch their video blogs to find out a bit about what they do and contact them in a number of ways:

If you or someone else is in danger always call 999. In a non-emergency call 101 or:

Brighton & Hove LGBT Police Team

You can keep in touch with Brighton & Hove's dedicated LGBT Liaison Team via social media.

Facebook

LGBT Police Team

PC Rich Bridger

LGBT Caseworker Rory Smith

Twitter

LGBT Police Team

Take a look at their tips and advice on keeping yourself safe in Brighton & Hove.

Reporting homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crime

LGBT hate crime is where someone is targeted because they are, or are perceived to be gay, lesbian, bi or trans.

We believe that every member of the community has the right to live without fear of harassment and abuse. If you are a victim of homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crime, you can report it:

  • online, through the True Vision website
  • by calling us on 101.

Call 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in progress.

Equality and Diversity

LGBT Champions

Brighton & Hove Division Commander C/Supt. Nev Kemp is the force LGBT Equality Champion.  C/Supt. Kemp chairs the LGBT External Reference Group and works to ensure that Sussex Police is providing the best service to the community. Insp Martin Pattenden is the force Trans Advocate. Insp Pattenden works to ensure that the force is meeting the needs of the trans community.

LGBT External Reference Group

Sussex Police are working closely with members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community across Sussex. The LGBT External Reference Group is made up of people from all over the county and includes people from the council, LGBT charities and support groups and also independent members of the public.

In close consultation with this group, Sussex Police has put together an action plan to make sure that we are providing the best possible service to the LGBT community in Sussex. In addition to the action plan, this reference group is a way to gain a better understanding of the community and a good resource to tap into to make sure that the voice of the public is heard in all of our plans.

As a force priority, we are looking to increase the reporting of Hate Crime. To try and gain a better understanding of why people might not feel comfortable with reporting this type of incident to us, we have worked with the group to put together a survey on LGBT Hate Crime. From this feedback we have gained a better understanding of why somebody might not report an LGBT Hate crime and, if they did, how we might improve their experience of reporting.

If you would like to be involved in the LGBT Reference Group please contact the Diversity Team. The Diversity Team is based at Sussex Police Headquarters in Lewes.  The team works to support the force equality champions and covers all strands of diversity including LGBT. You can contact the Diversity Team at the following email addresses and telephone numbers:

Dermot Torney phone number: 101 Ext. 544556

Email: dermot.torney@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Keira Woodroofe phone number: 101 Ext 40584

Email: keira.woodroofe@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively you can write to us at:

The Diversity Team, Sussex Police Headquarters, Citizen Focus and Diversity Branch, Corporate Development Department, Malling House, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

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