We will be part of this year’s Lincoln Pride event, tomorrow (19 August) at Tentercroft Street car park.
Our officers will be present to engage with our communities, facilitate free-flowing traffic and to prevent and detect any crime and disorder.
Members of our LGBT+ network will be present on the day, and you may see some of our officers wearing rainbow epaulettes and shoelaces.
It will be among the many community events that our officers attend every week of the year.
Chief Superintendent Kate Anderson said: “Lincoln Pride is an opportunity to talk to our local communities, and to understand how we can continue to improve the service that we give to them.
“During the past month our officers have been at numerous events including 999 Day in Skegness, a fete in the St Giles area of Lincoln and the Heckington Show. We are committed to talking to people, and helping them to enjoy events in a safe, crime-free way.
“At Lincoln Pride our officers will be present to keep people safe and talk to people about crime prevention and the work of police, as we do across Lincolnshire every day.
“We’ll also have stands at Tentercroft Street with staff who can provide information on several topics including recruitment and crime prevention. It’s really important that to serve the people of Lincolnshire, we have representation from people of all backgrounds.
“I hope it’s a really enjoyable day for everyone who attends.”
Detective Chief Inspector Rachael Cox, from our LGBT+ network, said: “Lincolnshire Police is proud to be an inclusive employer and to be involved in policing Lincoln Pride.
“A number of colleagues and staff identify from within the LGBT+ community and are keen to be involved in such an event to demonstrate the inclusivity we have as an organisation.
“We wish everyone a happy Pride day and look forward to interacting with people on the day.”