Say No to: Safe Olympia Coming to Evergreen
What is SAFE OLYMPIA?
SAFE OLYMPIA focuses on safe reporting for crimes and discrimination related to the City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) residents and visitors. The Olympia Police Department (OPD) is committed to the safety of all residents and visitors.
Olympia Police Department SAFE OLYMPIA signage is being displayed by local supporting community members, businesses, schools and organizations that work closely with the Olympia Police Department in an effort to reduce anti-LGBTQ crimes, reduce LGBTQ student bullying, and encourage the reporting of LGBTQ crimes. These are also locations supporting safe and secure places for victims of anti-LGBTQ related crimes and harassment. Calling 911 and waiting for police to respond is essential for holding suspects accountable and reducing hate crimes and harassment in general.
In addition to the 911 police response to these incidents, OPD has an LGBTQ liaison officer who promotes partnership efforts between OPD and our LGBTQ community. The LGBTQ liaison officer can be a resource for answers to questions you may have. Our website also has resources for the LGBTQ community including tips for reporting LGBTQ crimes, contacts for addressing LGBTQ bullying, and LGBTQ safety tips.
The Olympia Police Department has partnered with the following local community members, businesses, schools and organizations for a SAFE OLYMPIA:
These LGBTQ victims will recognize the OPD SAFE OLYMPIA symbol of safety that indicates your business, organization, school or premise is willing to assist and protect these victims. To make this concept effective the Olympia Police Department would like you to instruct your staff, employees, supervisors, managers, teachers, volunteers, counselors and/or students, etc. of the following protocol:
This will give the Olympia Police Department Jurisdiction on The Evergreen State College Campus.