Police in Puerto Vallarta will receive awareness and sensitivity training on how to treat the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, transvestite and intersexual community (LGBTTTI).
This was reported by Héctor Ramírez Betancur, coordinator of the LGBTTTI Vallarta Collective, who after a meeting with the Commissioner for Citizen Security, Jorge Misael López Muro, explained that these courses are part of the recommendation that the State Commission of Human Rights made to the City Council this year.
The meeting was also attended by Laura Olmedo Tostado, in charge of the Municipal Police Academy, as well as the psychologist Gina Vázquez, who will be one of the trainers of the course, as well as Sandra Bautista, member of the LGBTTTI Vallarta Collective.
After the meeting between the police chief and the representative of the LGBT community, they agreed to hold these awareness-raising courses for all the Citizen Security personnel of Puerto Vallarta.
Both the high commands and the members of the academy and administrative staff will receive the induction so that they know how to treat the LGBT population and also bring a better treatment to the community itself.
Betancur said that the treatment has improved when the police make arrests for infractions, which shows that the rapprochement that the collective has had with the police authorities works.
The course will last three hours and will be in a group of 30 people taught at the Police Academy. It will begin next Monday, July 16 at 3:00 pm and will end on Friday, with the participation of 150 people.
Commissioner Lopez Muro indicated that this initiative has the support of Mayor Rodolfo Dominguez, who agrees that they provide this type of training because it is to benefit Puerto Vallarta and turn it into an inclusive locality that does not discriminate or mistreat the LGBTTTI community.