This page is about our law enforcement policies. If you are a sex worker interested in engaging with the PSNI Sex Work Liaison Officers (SWLOs) in Northern Ireland please see our Support section.

Police Cooperation

We are committed to cooperating with police with the consent of our members.

We do not share any information about our members with law enforcement. The only exception to this is where a member of ours explicitly asks us to give their contact details to police because they’d like to be connected with police by us.

We are willing to share warnings and appeals for information from law enforcement with our members.

We can also share some information about persons reported to Ugly Mugs Ireland with law enforcement, where our members consent to this, and not in a way that could identify our members.

Some sex workers want to be able to make anonymous reports to police via us. Other sex workers do not want to do this. We always respect the wishes of our members.

Police Enquiries

We invite police officers to contact us with any enquiries. UK law enforcement only can also send secure email to us via CJSM (safeiq).

Police Service of Northern Ireland

We cooperate with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

An Garda Síochána

As of March 2022, due to the long-standing bad behaviour of An Garda Síochána, we do not normally cooperate with the Gardaí. However, in emergency situations, we may still engage with the Gardaí. We continue to publicly question An Garda Síochána policy on sex work and sex trafficking.