Participate in BPD Safe Place

Safe Place

Displaying the SAFE PLACE BPD symbol at your premises 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 SAFE PLACE BPD symbol of safety that indicates your business, organization or premises is willing to assist and protect these victims. To make this concept effective the Baltimore 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 SAFE PLACE BPD 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 SAFE PLACE BPD poster can be placed conspicuously inside your premises.
  • Please allow these victims to enter and remain at your premises until Baltimore Police arrive
  • Please either call, or assist these victims in calling 911.

NOTE: Group/Individual training for SAFE PLACE BPD participants is available by calling Sergeant Robin Blackmon at 443-845-5791.

LGBTQ+ Safe Place Signage Request

SAFE PLACE Decals (4" X 6") or Posters (12" x 17") are provided FREE of charge to anyone requesting them. These decals and posters are specifically designed for businesses and organizations to post at or near the front entrance to their premises as a symbol of safety for victims of crimes and as a warning to criminals. Individuals are also welcome to request SAFE PLACE decals or posters by submitting the below request form.

Decal and Sign Request

Order Decal or Poster
Please allow two weeks for delivery. If you have not received your item(s) within two weeks, please contact the LGBTQIA+ Liaison Officer Sheena Newman at
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