Businesses (corporate, franchises or independent/local), places of worship, schools and community institutions (i.e. libraries) can all participate in the Safe Place program. (For safety reasons, residences cannot be Bellevue Police Safe Places.) Application Form
Displaying the Bellevue Police Safe Place symbol at your premises carries important responsibilities that will greatly assist in protecting LGBTQ victims of crime. The sign indicates your business, organization or school is willing to assist and protect these victims.
To make this concept effective, instruct your staff, teachers, volunteers, counselors and/or students of the following protocol:
- Apply the Safe Place poster 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 poster can be placed conspicuously inside your premises.
- Either call or assist victims with calling 911.
- Allow LGBTQ victims to enter and remain at your premises until Bellevue police arrive.