new project: Best Practices Guidelines for Police Serving LGBTQ Communities


Honoured to have a copy editing role in this fantastic forward-leaning human-serving project. Produced by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, this is the first resource of its kind in Canada. The project aims to hold police services in Ontario accountable for providing excellent public safety services to our LGBTQ communities across the province.

From the OACP media release (LINK):

Groundbreaking document aims to strengthen relationships between gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities and police.

(Toronto, ON) – Ontario’s police leaders have released a best practices document – the first of its kind in Canada – which will help police services address issues of importance to members of gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, and queer communities across the province.

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) 80-page Best Practices in Policing and LGBTQ Communities in Ontario is the result of an extensive research project led by Kyle Kirkup, a lawyer and criminal law scholar who examines LGBTQ issues.

Chief Paul Cook, the OACP’s President, said the guidelines examine critical areas for improving how police interact with LGBTQ communities.

LGBTQ Communities in Ontario

For information about the project visit the OACP website.

Thanks to Joe Couto @EmbracingWrk for including me in this groundbreaking project.