Tukwila Police Safe Place
The City of Tukwila, in conjunction with the Tukwila Police Department, is dedicated to the safety of residents, visitors, and employees to ensure that hate crimes are not tolerated. In the City of Tukwila, that includes Race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, mental and physical, sensory disabilities, homelessness, marital status, political ideology, age, or parental status.
Tukwila’s Safe Place Program offers safe places for victims of hate crimes or if they are feeling unsafe. Businesses with the Safe Place stickers in the window communicate to the public that they and their employees provide a safe place to wait for the police to respond. It communicates to victims that no matter their background or status, they will be heard and treated with care and respect by the business they enter and by Tukwila Police Officers who respond.
The Tukwila Police Department adopted the Safe Place program created by the Seattle Police Department in 2015. In partnership with community groups, the Seattle Police Department has been recognized as a national leader in policies and procedures and enacting some of the first transgender policies in the nation.
The Tukwila Police Department has Safe Place Stickers in 4 languages. English, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Somali. When ordering your sticker online, please select the language you want to display. If you would like multiple languages, please email the Safe Place Administrator.
Signing up for the Tukwila Safe Place program is simple and free. To be eligible, you must be a business or organization within the city limits of Tukwila. Due to safety concerns, this program is not designed or authorized for individual and/or residential use.
Before applying, please read the requirements of this program:
- Must be within the city limits of Tukwila.
- If a victim of a crime enters your business, have staff call 911 immediately.
- Allow the victim to remain in a public space within your business until law enforcement arrives.
- If the victim leaves before law enforcement arrives, call 911 again and let the dispatcher know the victim is no longer at your location. Include their last known direction of travel.
Safe Place Application
If you are interested, please email email@example.com with the below information.
Business or organization:
City, state, and zip: