SPD Safe Place Application

Signing up to become a participant in the SPD SAFE PLACE Initiative is easy, FREE, open to participants inside and/or outside the City of Seattle, and to all law enforcement agencies (world-wide).  Participation is restricted to specific entities such as Businesses and/or Corporations, Social Service Organizations, Schools & Government Agencies.  Due to safety concerns, this program is NOT designed, or authorized for individual and/or residential use.

Prior to submitting your application, you must read and acknowledge the training portion of this document (below).  Not understanding your responsibilities when participating in the SPD SAFE PLACE Initiative will have a negative impact on your business, organization, government, and most importantly, the victims of these crimes.        

Placement of Decals

Once you receive your SPD SAFE PLACE decal, you must place it at the front entrance of your establishment.  The placement location of the decal should be readily visible to the public from the sidewalk.  Most establishments place the decal on their glass doors, or windows, 4'-6' up from the ground, so that the victims of crime who may be running by can easily see the decal and recognize the symbolism and messaging.  More information about the decals. 

Decal and Sign Request

Type of Decal Requested

Only one decal, per request, per location.
If your premise has multiple entrances and/or locations, please contact the SPD SAFE PLACE Coordinator at:  james.ritter@seattle.gov

Report Hate Crimes

Report Student Bullying

Decals are 4”x6”. (Spanish version also available)

Requirements

Anyone requesting SPD SAFE PLACE decals to display on their premise MUST agree to train their current and future employees, volunteers & staff of the following two requirements:

If a victim of ANY crime (especially a hate crime) enters the premise requesting assistance, you, or your staff will:

  • Call 911 Immediately, AND
  • Allow the victim to remain on the premise until police arrive