About Safe Place

About Safe Place

The City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Police Department are committed to the safety of all, especially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning (LGBTQ) residents and visitors.

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Join Initiative

Join Initiative

Fill out a form to request a decal to display. This symbol carries important responsibilities that will greatly assist in protecting LGBTQ victims of crime.

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View Map

View Map

View map of all of the Safe Place participating businesses and organizations.

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Report LGBTQ Crimes

Report Crimes

If you are a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) victim of, or witness to a crime, please report the incident to the police, either during, or immediately after it occurs by calling 911.

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About Miami Beach Safe Place

Miami Beach Safe Place

The City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Police Department are committed to the safety of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning (LGBTQ) residents and visitors.

The mission of the Safe Place Initiative is to provide the LGBTQ community with easily accessible safety information and safe places throughout the city they can turn to if they are the victims of crime.

Through the safe place intuitive decals and/or posters will be provided to City facilities, local businesses and other organizations for those entities to post as a symbol of safety for the victims of LGBTQ 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, MBPD has a LGBTQ liaison officer, Detective Juan F. Sanchez, who has built partnerships within the LGBTQ community and is a resource for any questions or concerns our residents or visitors might have.

Quick Tips

  • Your location: 911 Operator will confirm your location.
  • Your injuries: 911 Operator will call medics while talking with you.
  • What was said: Tell the 911 operator and the responding officer if the suspect(s) used words to indicate a hate crime.
  • If you meet someone: Tell your friends where you’re going and describe the person you’re with.
  • If your date begins to stalk or harass you: Tell them clearly to stop. If they don’t, call 911.
  • Know your date: Try to find out as much about your date as possible.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Try and walk in well-lit areas, with other people around.
  • Walk in groups, or with others nearby.