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.

Please note that Ugly Mugs Ireland does not have any relationship with An Garda Síochána (the police in the Republic of Ireland).  Unfortunately we do not feel able to engage with An Garda Síochána at this current time.

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).