What is SPD Safe Place?
While Seattle is generally one of the safest and most progressive cities in the United
States, crimes and discrimination related to the City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) residents and visitors unfortunatly still occur. SPD is committed to the safety of all LGBTQ residents and visitors.
Seattle Police Department (SPD) SAFE PLACE signage is being displayed
by local supporting community members, businesses, schools and organizations that work closely with the Seattle Police Department in an effort to reduce anti-LGBTQ crimes, reduce LGBTQ student bullying and encourage the reporting of LGBTQ crimes. These are also locations supporting safe and secure places for victims of anti-LGBTQ related crimes and harassment. Calling 911 and waiting for police to respond is essential for holding suspects accountable and reducing hate crimes and harassment in general.
In addition to the 911 police response to these incidents, the SPD has an LGBTQ liaison officer who promotes partnership efforts between the SPD and LGBTQ community and can be a resource for answers to questions you may have. The SPDSAFEPLACE.com website also has resources for the LGBTQ community.
Excerpt from http://www.seattle.gov/spd-safe-place/