Whistler RCMP would like to officially launch the SAFE Place Program in the Resort Municipality of Whistler.
Whistler, Sea to Sky, This Is What We Do
2021-02-02 11:15 PST
In the spirit of Whistler Pride Week last week, the Whistler RCMP would like to officially launch the SAFE Place Program in the Resort Municipality of Whistler.
The RMOW has supported the SAFE place Program since September, 2020 when it was presented at a City Council meeting by Cpl Nathan MILLER, the lead member of the Whistler Community Engagement Team.
What does it mean to participate in the RCMP Safe Place Program:
The RCMP SAFE PLACE program requires participating businesses, organizations, schools, and other institutions who wish to participate in the program to complete a participation request form. Once this form is completed, the Whistler RCMP will provide a RCMP SAFE PLACE decal that can be displayed on the front window of the premises.
Displaying the RCMP SAFE PLACE decal carries some important responsibilities that will greatly assist in protecting Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ2S+) victims of crime.
The program allows participating premises to be recognized and identified as a safe haven for members of the LGBTQ2S+ community if they are a victim of crime, are feeling unsafe, or are in distress. That individual will be welcomed in and assisted. Assistance in calling the police will be provided if required and they will be permitted to remain until officers arrive to assist.
To make this concept effective the RCMP would like you to instruct your staff, employees, supervisors, managers, teachers, volunteers, counselors and/or students, etc. of the following protocol:
- Please apply the RCMP SAFE PLACE decal outside the front entrance of your establishment, building, room, etc. (approx. 3-5 feet high, if possible). If there is no glass at your front entrance, the RCMP SAFE PLACE poster can be placed conspicuously inside your premise.
- Please allow these victims to enter and remain at your premise until the police arrive
- Please either call, or assist these victims in calling 911.
Anyone interested in finding out more information about the program can contact Cpl MILLER (Whistler RCMP / Community Engagement Unit) at Tel: 604-932-3044
Sgt. Sascha BanksSea to Sky Operations Support NCO i/c
1000 Finch Drive, Squamish BC V8B 0M5
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