Our Chief Superintendent is recognised nationally as 'one to watch'
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Carl Williams makes Wales Online's Pinc List
Congratulations to Chief Superintendent Carl Williams who’s made this year's Pinc List and been recognised by Wales Online as "one to watch".
The Pinc List, supported by Pride Cymru, is now in its ninth year and recognises LGBT+ people in Wales who've done exceptional things for the community.
Carl is one of Wales' most senior out LGBTQ+ police officers, and way before he joined us here in Gwent he started the first LGB staff network in Dyfed Powys Police in 2009, three years after he joined.
Carl is an executive member of the Wales LGBT+ Police Network and leads the Ally scheme which has seen over 200 people sign up and commit to listening to LGBTQ+ colleagues, as well as championing and learning from them.
“As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community I am really touched to be included in this year’s Pinc List.
“I’m committed to strengthening LGBTQ+ representation in policing and raising awareness of the work and initiatives we have ongoing to support LGBTQ+ people living and working in the Gwent Police area. This includes our own officers and staff.
“It's important that we all work together to help people gain a better understanding of our community and the experiences people face. Whilst we’ve seen great progress in recent years, more support and recognition of the community and it’s needs are crucial to become truly representative of those which we serve”.
“I will continue to advocate for LGBTQ+ colleagues and communities across Wales to ensure their voices are heard and valued.”
You can read the full article and find out more about the other inspiring people who've made the list here.