The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender+ (LGBT+) Network is an integral part of the Force's support group network offering support and advice to all police officers, police staff, volunteers and special constables.
The Network has a mentoring scheme which is a group of openly LGB staff and officers who are available to support others who are considering 'coming out.' The mentors also reverse mentor managers providing constructive information around LGBT+ issues that the people they manage may experience.
The LGBT Network is also a member of the Force's diversity board. The aims of the Network are: - To work towards equal opportunities for LGBT+ police force employees. - To offer advice and support to LGBT+ police force employees. - To work towards better relations between the police force and the LGBT+ communities.
We believe that those who work for Leicestershire Police should feel as comfortable about being themselves at work as they do at home.
The LGBT+ Network is for officers, staff and volunteers who identify as LGBT+, however membership is open to all as the LGBT Network also has a Diversity Advocates program.
Diversity Advocates are people who do not identify as LGBT+ but who are openly supportive of the network aims to create a workplace where people feel able to be themselves.