FBI San Diego
Special Agent Davene Butler
(858) 320-1800
June 6, 2019

San Diego Law Enforcement Host LGBTQ+ Community Leaders at Third Annual Summit

SAN DIEGO—Today, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD), San Diego Sheriff’s Department (SDSD), and the San Diego Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hosted a gathering of LGBTQ+ community leaders from a variety of community groups in the San Diego area.

The annual summit was initiated to build community relations between San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community leaders and law enforcement agencies. The meeting was organized to provide a forum for candid discussion and exchange of ideas to best serve the LGBTQ+ community. The goal of the summit is to address community concerns; provide a forum for leaders from both backgrounds to learn from each other; provide the LGBTQ+ community with liaison contacts; and to discuss federal/state laws and policy which affect the LGBTQ+ community, including hate crimes.

The first meeting, held in 2017, was hosted by FBI, SDPD, and SDSD and was attended by leaders of several LGBTQ+ community groups. Each year, the event has grown in attendance. This year, over 90 registrants, including leaders from more than 23 community groups serving San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community and representatives from more than 14 law enforcement agencies, attended the meeting.

This summit demonstrates San Diego law enforcement’s shared commitment with the LGBTQ+ community to building strong community partnerships.

The following law enforcement agencies attended the summit: Carlsbad Police Department, Chula Vista Police Department, Coronado Police Department, El Cajon Police Department, Escondido Police Department, Family Justice Center, FBI San Diego, Harbor Police Department, National City Police Department, San Diego County District Attorney's Office, San Diego Police Department, San Diego Sheriff’s Department, University of San Diego Campus Police Department, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District Of California.