Combatting hate crimes

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Combatting hate crimes
HATE CRIMES: Denia’s Policia Local will learn how to deal with LGTBI-phobia Photo credit: Denia town hall

DENIA’S Policia Local force is to receive specific training in dealing with LGTBI-phobia and hate crimes.

Throughout the remaining three months of this year, the municipality’s 100 officers will be taking part in a pioneering 20-hour course that is a first for Alicante province, explained Denia’s Equality and Diversity councillor Javier Scotto, who also heads the town hall’s Public Safety department.

The course will provide officers with the resources for prevent and eradicating diversity-phobia while also assisting them in widening their knowledge and understanding of the development of gender identity, Scotto added.

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The councillor also revealed that once the Denia officers have completed the course, the local force will be creating their own unit specialising in hate crimes.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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