Participate in SPD Safe Place

Displaying the SPD SAFE PLACE symbol at your premise carries some important responsibilities that will greatly assist in protecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) victims of crime.

These LGBTQ victims will recognize the SPD SAFE PLACE symbol of safety that indicates your business, organization, school or premise is willing to assist and protect these victims. To make this concept effective the Seattle Police Department would like you to instruct your staff, employees, supervisors, managers, teachers, volunteers, counselors and/or students, etc. of the following protocol:

• Please apply the SPD SAFE PLACE decal outside the front entrance of your establishment, building, room, etc. (approx. 3-5 feet high, if possible). If there is no glass at your front entrance, the SPD SAFE PLACE poster can be placed conspicuously inside your premise.

• Please allow these victims to enter and remain at your premise until Seattle Police arrive

• Please either call, or assist these victims in calling 911.

NOTE: Group/Individual training for SPD SAFE PLACE participants is available by calling Officer Jim Ritter at #206-386-1793.