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The City of Miami and the Miami Police Department are devoted to the safety and well-being of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) residents, allies, and visitors.

What is Safe Place?

Safe Place is a program designed to further enhance the relationship between the Miami Police Department, LGBTQ community, and local business owners through collaborative efforts. The initiative provides victims (particularly LGBTQ members) who have been subjected to a hate crime and/or harassment a safe location to seek assistance.

Participating business owners will receive a Safe Place decal, provided by the Miami Police Department, which can be identified by victims of a LGBTQ biased hate crime.

Anyone who seeks solace in a Safe Place location can be assured that if they are the victim of a crime, police will promptly be called.

In addition to the 911 police response to these incidents, the Miami Police Department has a LGBTQ liaison, Officer Vanessa Gonzalez, email, who has built partnerships within the LGBTQ community, and is a resource for any questions and/or concerns our residents, allies or visitors might have.

To register your business, please click on the following link: City of Miami Police Department Safe Place.

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