The San Jose Police Department's LGBTQ Liaison Officer serves as a contact point for members of the LGBTQ community within the police department.

The Liaison Officer's duties include:

closely with the LGBTQ community on a variety of community-related events and issues
meetings and maintaining relationships with LGBTQ community organizations
multi-governmental agency responses to the needs of the LGBTQ community
SJPD participation in LGBTQ related events throughout the region


The SJPD / LGBTQ Liaison Officer is James Gonzales. He can be reached at:

phone: 408-893-7516


Police Chief’s LGBTQ Advisory Board

The LGBTQ advisory board is comprised of LGBTQ members of the community and employees within SJPD, as well as representatives from other government agencies who have a mission of serving the LGBTQ community. On a regular basis, the board meets with the police chief and works on a variety of issues including police policies and responses. The board serves as an opportunity for LGBTQ community members and LGBTQ employees of the department to have open ongoing discussions with the police chief about LGBTQ issues. The board’s mission includes ensuring equality in policing practices, helping foster an inclusive workplace and as a working group for the departments LGBTQ related projects and initiatives.

A recent project originating from the advisory board was a first of its kind SJPD – LGBTQ recruiting campaign featuring actual same-sex partners in print and video advertisements.


OUR MISSION: Create safe places to live, work, and learn through community partnerships. The Department maintains
a commitment to the following values: Integrity, Courage, Excellence, Service, Diversity, Innovation, and Respect.