The Scottish LGBTI Police Association is a membership-based police staff association with a constitution which governs our structure and organisation.
This page will explain how we are organised and the method in which we operate.
The Association has evolved over many years, tracing its roots back to the formation of LAGPA (Lesbian and Gay Police Association) in 1990.
Following an extensive review of the Association at the AGM held in 2016, the 2017 AGM approved a proposed restructuring of the Association including a new name and re-branding.
The Association remains an independent and constitutionally based association of members.
Significantly a new General Board will replace the old GPA Scotland Executive Committee.
The structure of the new General Board is demonstrated in the diagram below:
The General Board is elected biennially at the Annual General Meeting. Vacant posts can be filled by majority agreement of the elected General Board. All Full Members of the Association are entitled to stand for election and vote at the AGM.
As the title suggests, Local Coordinators represent the Association at a local level and organise local events and engagement. Local Coordinators were set up following the 2017 AGM. The Local Areas are based on the 13 geographical Divisions of Police Scotland (although you do not have to be a Police Scotland member to be a Local Coordinator). These are:
Argyll and West Dunbartonshire; Ayrshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Edinburgh; Fife; Forth Valley; Greater Glasgow; Highland and Islands; Lanarkshire; North East; Renfrewshire and Inverclyde; Tayside; The Lothians and Scottish Borders.
Any Full Member of the Association who is interested in a post on the General Board or becoming a Local Coordinator please contact us via the contact page.