Our July training guests were Karen and Kirsten, two of Wellington’s Diversity Liaison Officers (DLOs) in the Police.
The DLO is a part-time role which began back in 2004. Today there are 70 DLOs around the country. We have three locals - in Wellington, Porirua and the Hutt. DLOs have experience to support people under stress from society. They are particularly good at dealing with bullying and homophobia.
Their advice was to go to a DLO if you’re part of the queer community and you’re not getting good police satisfaction. Just phone the communications centre and ask for a DLO.
You’ll see the DLOs around the capital – they even came along to Out in the Square. Check out more information about them on the Police website.