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Puerto Morelos officers trained in LGBTTTIQ+ policing

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Police in the municipality of Puerto Morelos have been trained in LGBTTTIQ+ policing. On Wednesday, officers attended a course in order to advance in the eradication of discrimination in its various manifestations.

Miguel Alfonso Martín Montalvo, Director of Sexual Diversity, explained that it is important that police officers become aware of and understand the Federal Law to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination.

He says officers should understand the definiton of discrimination, which is any situation that hinders the exercise of human rights, motivated, among other things, by sexual preferences.

“All public servants have an obligation to provide the best care to residents and for that we must train ourselves. Above all, our police officers, who are the ones who respond to calls for help or emergencies, must provide care without any distinction,” he said.

The course, which was held in the Cabildo Hall of the Municipal Palace, was given to 45 members of the municipal corporation by Edgar Mora Ucán, from the LGBTTTIQ+ collective Círculo Social Egalitario, in which the secretary, Alfredo Edgardo Valdez de León, attended.

“Our commitment is to continue promoting Puerto Morelos as a friendly city with people of sexual diversity, and inclusion implies equal care,” added Martín Montalvo.

Mora explained that the objective is to avoid any type of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sexual characteristics following the principles of respect for dignity.

He said that there is a National LGBTI+ Protocol, which considers that the instances of justice administration, in which the security corporations of first instance or first responders participate, must have a specialized area and personnel trained in social work and psychology.