Victoria PoliceVictoria Police are encouraging the state’s LGBTI community to participate in a consultation designed to gather feedback on how police and Protective Services Officers engage with Victorians.

The consultation also asks for feedback on Victoria Police’s cross-cultural training program, which includes a session in which members of the LGBTI community speak directly with recruits about their experiences.

LGBTI communities are specifically identified as part of the consultation, alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Victorians with diverse linguistic, religious and national backgrounds.

The consultation is the result of a Federal Court of Australia settlement in February this year around allegations of racial profiling within the Victoria Police.

The consultation period is open now until Wednesday 31 July, and findings and recommendations from the consultation will be published in December.

Submissions are confidential unless permission is explicitly given to publish them, and all contributions will be considered in the review.


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