Sussex’s police chief has called on forces nationally to improve the way they treat gay and transgender officers and to root out sexual prejudice in their ranks.Blimey, couldn’t they just concentrate on being better policemen & women?
Mr York, who joined Sussex Police in 2008, questioned why so many officers felt they could not ‘come out’ at work and said police were “not balanced yet” on the issue.Really? Because later on, the article says:
Sussex Police said about 5% (266 people) of its 5,800 staff and officers identified themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the latest report …Which rather nicely mirrors the percentage of the general population, surely? So what’s the issue again?
He urged delegates at the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales (PSA) to understand what it feels like to be an “other” in society and “once you have got it personally, drive it organisationally”.What on earth does that even mean..?!
Mr York said gay communities had historically been “hounded” by the policing of public sex environments, adding: “We still have prejudices today and I think the learning we need to do on this is how we don’t let them boil through into discriminatory behaviour.”Newsflash, chum: I don’t want to walk into a public toilet and see heterosexual couples making the beast with two backs either!