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 other departments 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, not just LGBTQ+.
The Safe Place decal is meant to convey inclusion and intersectionality with any and all individuals, regardless of their race, political beliefs, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation and/or identification, or any other differences either actual or perceived.
Use of the Safe Place Decal
To maintain continuity and branding, the badge shape with the rainbow colors are trademarked as the official symbol of the Safe Place initiative and should be displayed and used only after committing to the Safe Place principles and with the express permission of the Austin Police Department's Safe Place Coordinator.
How to Get a Decal
To order your own APD Safe Place Decal you must go on line and complete the on-line registration form and agree to participate in the program. Please click the link below to sign up.
Placement of the Safe Place Decal
The APD SAFE PLACE decals should ideally be placed 3'-5' from the ground, near the front entrance of the building.