The Safe Place symbol is trademarked and depicts a police shield surrounding the colors that traditionally have symbolized the LGBTQ community since the 1970s. It is used by others only with the permission of the Seattle Police Department. In 2018, the language on all decals was updated to encourage the reporting of all bias crimes, in all communities.
The SAFE PLACE program is meant to convey inclusion and intersectionality with any and all individuals, regardless of their race, religion, political beliefs, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation and/or identification, or any other differences either actual or perceived.
Although the BPD SAFE PLACE program is free and voluntary, it is important that you adhere to three tenets:
If a crime victim enters your premise, your staff should call 911 immediately on the victim's behalf.
Allow the victim to remain on your premise until police arrive.
If the victim leaves prior to police arrival, re-contact 911 and update the operator with the victim's and/or suspect's description and direction of travel.
Participation is FREE and open to businesses, social service organizations, schools and government agencies in the City of Bremerton. This program is not designed, or authorized, for individual and/or residential use
BPD SAFE PLACE decals should ideally be placed 3'-5' from the ground, near the front entrance of the building. For schools, the decals should be placed at the front office, or school counselor's office.