Course Catalogue

LGBT Issues

LGBT Issues

This course was developed by the Toronto Police Service and made available to all police services via CPKN.

Interacting within the immense diversity of our communities is a reality of policing. As such, it is important that police officers recognize and understand the issues facing the various groups within our communities.

This course is designed to assist police officers understand the issues specific to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community and effectively execute their duties while working within that community. This course identifies common terms and issues unique to this community and suggests courses of action for officers to follow when interacting with members of this group.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recall and understand common terms used in the LGBT and Trans community
  • Describe and understand some of the unique issues of the LGBT community including the differences and similarities of domestic related investigations between the LGBT and straight communities
  • Incorporate "trans" knowledge into your own working lexicon
  • Understand the challenges of conducting searches of "trans" persons who have been arrested

Target Audience

This is an inclusive-level course and is designed for all police officers who interact with members of the public.

Content Provider

Content for this course was researched and developed by the Toronto Police Service.


Price: $25.00

Content Provider: Toronto Police Service

Language: English

Length: 1 hour


Release Date: 2008-10-08