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Annapolis Police announce LGBTQ liaison to fight hate crime

Posted: 10:21 PM, Sep 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-27 02:25:37Z

The Annapolis Police Department has established an LGBTQ liaison to assist the community with reporting hate crimes.

The department has announced that Sergeant Amy Miguez will take the position as the first LGBTQ liaison in an effort to collaborate with the many police divisions to assist and educate with the LGBTQ's community issues.

“Community policing is an important aspect of the work done by the officers of the Annapolis Police Department,” said Chief Scott Baker. “By establishing an LGBTQ liaison we can better serve the community and take an extra step to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity.”

The department says this initiative was created in hopes to gain the trust of the community and seek out information that leads to the closure of hate crime and violent crime within the LGBTQ community.