Hate has no place in Bothell.
Everyone should feel welcome and safe in Bothell, regardless of their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, mental, physical, or sensory difference. The Safe Place Program helps ensure hate crimes are reported and investigated.
Compassion in Action; A Partnership with Bothell Businesses
The Safe Place Program helps people in Bothell easily recognize locations across the city that have volunteered to open their doors and serve as a safe space while help is called.
Partnering businesses, schools, agencies and organizations will call 911 on behalf of a hate-crime or harassment victim, and allow them a safe place on the premises - until officers arrive.
Highly-visible decals are placed in a front entrance that identifies the location as a designated safe space that has partnered with Bothell Police.
Why Call 911 & Report a Crime?
Reporting all hate crimes is essential in locating suspects, holding them accountable, and preventing future crimes by sending a powerful message: Hate and harassment have no place in Bothell, and will not be tolerated.
The Safe Place Program also serves as a pledge and promise to any victim of a hate crime in Bothell: You will be heard. You will be treated with care, dignity, and respect from the business you enter, and by the Police Officers who respond to investigate.
Participation is free.
There is no cost to participate in the Bothell Police Safe Place Program. The decals and training are free, and open to businesses, schools, organizations and government agencies in the City of Bothell.
For more information or to express interest, please let us know through this contact form. You can also reach out to Officer Kayla Kwake.