Initiative to offer safe spots to wait for Baltimore police
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police have announced a new initiative that aims to provide victims a safe place to wait for responding officers after a crime.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the city’s police department announced the initiative Wednesday.
Participating local businesses will display rainbow-colored stickers that read “Safe Place,” and train employees to call police and provide a space for victims to wait for officers.
Sgt. Kevin Bailey says that sometimes a person has nowhere to go after being subjected to a crime. He says he first learned of the initiative through the Seattle Police Department, whose program was targeted toward LGBTQ victims. Bailey says Baltimore’s program will support all victims of crime.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com