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:

Anyone interested in finding out more information about the program can contact Cpl MILLER (Whistler RCMP / Community Engagement Unit) at Tel: 604-932-3044

RCMP in BC - Safe Place - Make your location a safe place for LGBTZ Victims of Crime, Harassment and Bullying
 

Released by

Sgt. Sascha Banks

Sea to Sky Operations Support NCO i/c
Squamish RCMP
1000 Finch Drive, Squamish BC V8B 0M5
Office: 604-892-6150
Cell: 604-389-8391
Fax: 604-892-6140

Email: sascha.banks@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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