The first training of trainers on policing hate crimes against LGBTI persons is taking place in Strasbourg this week, with participants from five member states.
The training coincides with the public release of the new manual “Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons: Training for a Professional Police Response”, which is now available on this website.
This manual is designed for police trainers, investigators, managers, hate crime officers and frontline police officers working in countries across the Council of Europe. It builds on Council of Europe standards and its purpose is to provide assistance, information and appropriate tools for conducting trainings on hate crime against LGBTI persons, to help improve law enforcement officials’ substantive knowledge on hate crime against LGBTI people and strengthen their capacity and practical skills to investigate such hate crimes.
During the training, police academy trainers, senior police officers and prosecutors were trained in using the manual for in-country training of staff, while also refreshing and expanding their own knowledge and skills on working with LGBTI communities and policing hate crimes against them.
The manual was written by Joanna Perry and Paul Franey (on behalf of the EGPA - European Gay Police Association).