New LGBT police officer urges hate crime victims to come forward

Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 2:27 pm

A new officer has joined the LGBT team at Brighton and Hove.

PC Sarah LakerPC Sarah Laker has joined Rory Smith as an LGBT liaison officer helping to support the diverse communities across the city.

Sarah, who joined the force six years ago, said: “I genuinely want to help people and I always work hard to give victims, witnesses and members of the public the best service that I possibly can.

“Becoming the new LGBT Liaison Officer for Brighton and Hove division will enable me to become the link between the communities here in Brighton and Sussex Police.

“Working alongside Rory I will be pushing for victims of hate crime to come forward and report to us, whilst ensuring that any incidents that are reported are dealt with robustly.

“I am really looking forward to the future and can’t wait to get involved with this year’s Pride event in the summer as part of my new role.”

If you would like to get in touch with Sarah you can contact her by email,

If you have been a victim of hate crime you can report it online via the website on or by calling 101. In an emergency always dial 999.

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