Law Enforcement Guide to Addressing Sexual Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) created a resource to enhance law enforcement’s understanding of and response to sexual violence in LGBTQ+ communities. The considerations presented encourage the proactive implementation of agency policy and prevention efforts.
Created and distributed: Responding to Sexual Violence in LGBTQ+ Communities: Law Enforcement Strategies and Consideration tool.
Additionally, the creation of several policy-related considerations. Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to review and update all policies and procedures that might affect interactions with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ to ensure they are up-to-date and present promising practices, as well as review all internal agency non-discrimination policies to ensure they include sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
IACP worked with a multidisciplinary group of subject matter experts representing law enforcement, victim advocates, and members of national organizations to identify promising practices.