About Paul Bloomer
Paul Bloomer is a serving officer in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Paul joined the Police Service in 2010 following a career in marketing and banking. He has worked in a range of roles in policing including emergency response, community policing and as a liaison officer between the Court service and the PSNI.
He joined what was the Gay Police Association (GPA) on commencement of his service. He was one of the first PSNI officers to march in uniform in a Pride event in Manchester in 2015.
He helped reform the GPA into the PSNI LGBT+ Network. He was also part of the team which successfully lobbied for the first participation of Northern Ireland Police Officers in uniform in Belfast Pride in August 2017. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the PSNI LGBT+ Network. He also sits on the European LGBT Police Association general board and National Coordinating Group of the National UK LGBT+ Police Network.
Constable Bloomer has represented the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s LGBT+ Network at numerous events both at international and local levels.
Paul was raised by parents that came from opposite sides of the community divide in Northern Ireland. He cites his parents as responsible for instilling in him a deep respect for diversity, a strong desire for public service and also for social justice.