Laura Martin, the Dallas Police Department’s LGBT liaison officer, recently transferred from Jack Evans Police Headquarters to the department’s Northwest Division.
“I’m still citywide, even though I’m stationed at Northwest,” Martin said. “I still do the same thing. It’s just I have a different desk.”
Martin said she was assigned to the Northwest Division because it includes Oak Lawn and the city’s largest gay entertinament district — the Cedar Springs strip.
“That was their reasoning for sending me here, so I could be close to the Oak Lawn area and find out more about what’s going on in Oak Lawn by talking to patrol officers,” Martin said. “I feel like nothing will get lost, so to speak.”
In addition to DPD headquarters, Martin has done stints in the Central Business District, the Northeast Division, and the Central Division.
Last year, Martin’s LGBT liaison duties became full time in response to a request from City Councilwoman Delia Jasso.
Martin’s new desk phone is 214-671-0130. She can still be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.