In The South

New LGBT Liaison Police Officer appointed

Besi Besemar March 2, 2018

PC Sarah Laker, the LGBT Liaison officer at Sussex Police for the last few years, has stood down after working tirelessly in the role and achieving some great results.

PC Sarah Laker and PC James Breeds
PC Sarah Laker and PC James Breeds

Following the introduction of Sussex Police’s new Local Policing Plan, the role of LGBT Liaison Officer remains, with the post for Brighton & Hove being filled by PC James Breeds who began work at the start of 2018 and has been quick to learn about the role.

James joined Sussex Police in 2011, originally working in Eastbourne before moving to Brighton, he has experience in Emergency response, Investigations and Prevention. The new role of LGBT Liaison under the Local Policing Plan model is a part time role with James volunteering for this responsibility in addition to his regular Policing duties.

PC Breeds said: “I have already managed to visit some of the incredible voluntary groups that we have in our city, I look forward to meeting many more organisations and individuals in the coming months. I am sure that many people will join me in wishing PC Sarah Laker all the best and thank her for her hard work and dedication to this role.”

Should you wish to contact the LGBT Liaison role, call 101 or email:, In an emergency you should always dial 999