Displaying the BPD 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 BPD 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 Bellevue 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 BPD 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 BPD SAFE PLACE poster can be placed conspicuously inside your premise.
Please allow these victims to enter and remain at your premise until Bellevue Police arrive
Please either call, or assist these victims with calling 911.
The BPD Safe Place program is available to Businesses (corporate, franchises, or independent/local businesses), places of worship, schools, and community buildings (i.e. libraries)” Residences are excluded from the program for safety purposes.