The original concept was developed by the Seattle Police Department in 2015 to provide more protection to victims of hate crimes and bullying. The Safe Place logo is a trademarked logo and owned by the Seattle Police Department. Dallas Police Department recently acquired the license to use the logo.
The Dallas Police Department, Dallas Hope Charities, and the Collective Hope Coalition are working together to spread awareness and education to the community by encouraging victims to report ALL crimes, especially hate crimes, in hopes of reducing the risk of injury and/or self-harm to the LGBTQ+ community and all communities in Dallas. The Safe Place program will help bring the LGBTQ+ community, the Dallas Police Department, local businesses, social organizations and even schools together to create a safe place and city for all.
The program helps to increase the confidence for victims to report crimes and to know they will be treated with respect, dignity, and care from the Safe Place locations and police officers. THE SAFE PLACE PROGRAM IS NOT DESIGNED FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES.
Seattle Police Department's Safe Place Programhttps://www.seattlepolicefoundation.org/foundation-impact/community-partnership-programs/safe-place