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Gender, sexuality, and 21st century policing : protecting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community / James E. Copple and Patricia M. Dunn.

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Canadian Policing Research






Includes bibliographical references.


1 online resource (iv, 73 pages)


Author(s) affiliated with: Strategic Applications International.


This report documents the findings of the Forum on Gender, Sexuality, and 21st Century Policing, “Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community,” hosted by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services in partnership with Strategic Applications International; it offers practical advice and eye-opening insights that can be of great value in improving the relationship between law enforcement and the LGBTQ+ community.


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Introduction. -- Protecting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. -- Summary of topics discussed at the forum. -- 1. Understanding Data and the Need for Data Collection. -- Recommendations: improve data collection and analysis. -- Model practices: state and local data collection and analysis. -- 2. Policy Development and Implementation. -- Recommendations: policy development and implementation. -- Model practices: policy development status and successes. -- 3. Creating Community Access and Partnerships: Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community and Enhancing Communication. -- Recommendations: LGBTQ+ community engagement. -- Model practices: creating access, partnerships, and support and ensuring open communication with the LGBTQ+ community. -- 4. Implementation Audits and Evaluation. -- Recommendations: implementation audits and evaluation. -- 5. Recruitment and Internal Support for LGBTQ+ Officers. -- Recommendations: hiring and creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ officers. -- Model practices: hiring and creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ officers. -- 6. Officer and Recruit Education and Training. -- Recommendations: officer and recruit education and training. -- Model practices: officer and recruit education and training. -- Conclusion.

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