The Evanston Police Department has named Sgt. Melissa Sacluti as its liaison for Evanston’s LGBT community.
Sgt. Sacluti will serve as a connection for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as part of the city’s continued commitment to serve the diverse needs of all residents.
“I am extremely grateful to the Evanston Police Department and Sgt. Sacluti,” Alderman Mark Tendam, 6th Ward, said in a statement. "With the establishment of a police liaison, the LGBT community now has a dedicated voice serving them."
In addition to her current duties, Sgt. Sacluti will be responsible for fostering positive relations between the LGBT community and the police department, and ensuring that police department policies remain sensitive to residents' needs.
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said, “The creation of an LGBT Police Liaison demonstrates our dedication to service and inclusion. We look forward to continuing a positive relationship with our LGBT neighbors and friends.”