On May 17, the Calgary Police Service was proud to display our support for gender and sexually diverse communities in Calgary and all LGBT2Q+ individuals across the globe.
Outside the Calgary Police Headquarters, the service marked International Day Against Homophobia by raising the Transgender Flag. While the service recognizes we have more learning and strides to take with the community, we are proud of our relationship with Calgary’s gender and sexually diverse community and are honoured to work together for lasting change.
The Calgary Police Service has a Diversity Team which is an entire unit dedicated to growing relationships with diverse communities within Calgary, which includes LGBT2Q+ individuals, to uphold ongoing conversations and be aware of the unique issues some community members may face. In addition to our Diversity Team, all Calgary Police Service officers receive training on bias-free policing and about the diverse needs of all Calgarians. Also as part of the service’s initiatives the service has two LGBT2Q+ advisory boards; one formed by citizens and the other Calgary Police Service employees. Listening to the community and allowing input into decisions that directly affect them, in order to meet their needs in the best way possible and to imbue a feeling of safety in the community.
The Calgary Police Service is proud to work for a city where all people feel safe and able to live freely. The service is committed to ensuring we do our part to let all Calgarians, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, that we are there for them.
Learn more about International Day Against Homophobia