Kissimmee Police Department launches Safe Space program for LGBTQ community

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Kissimmee Police Department announced Thursday that they’re launching a “Safe Space” program for the LGBTQ community.


The program identifies locations that are safe and accessible to members of the local LGBTQ community who are victims of a crime or simply feel that they’re in danger.

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The police department is partnering with The Center to provide the appropriate training for people at participating locations. Those locations will then be given decals to post, marking them as a safe location for LGBTQ community members.

If needed, people at the Safe Space location will be prepared to immediately contact police for assistance.

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An LGBTQ Liaison Coordinator will be contacted if additional services are needed.

The coordinator will also keep a record of all businesses that enroll in the program and any time someone uses a Safe Space.

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The program goes into effect immediately. For more information, click here.

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