Peel Regional Police Launches Safe Place Program for LGBTQ+ Community
Peel Regional Police are pleased to announce the launch of the Safe Place program. The program partners with the residents and businesses in the Region of Peel, to assist victims of hate-motivated crime and incidents in the LGBTQ+ community. It provides a secure location for victims to report a hate-motivated crime and to get the assistance they need, with compassion and dignity.
Businesses that wish to sign-up for the Safe Place program can pledge their commitment online using the Safe Place pledge form. Once the pledge is made, the business will receive a specially designed Safe Place sticker to be placed prominently on the front window of the business. This sticker will serve to notify members of the LGBTQ+ community that this business is committed to providing safety to the victim by allowing them to enter their business, provide them with shelter and safety and by assisting the victim in contacting police to report hate-motivated crimes and incidents.
“Hate motivated incidents continue to occur and that is an unacceptable reality. It is therefore important that as a community, we work together to send a message of unity and support to all members of the LGBTQ+ community represented in the Region of Peel. I am happy to say that Peel Regional Police are working with local businesses to strengthen that unity. We would like to thank Brampton and Mississauga Board of Trade for participating and getting this to all their members. This promotes our vision of A Safer Community Together.” said Chief Jennifer Evans.
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