SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s police chief announced at the Mission police station Monday morning that that station along with the city’s nine other precincts have been designated as safe havens for members of the LGBT community to report crimes.
At a news conference this morning at the station, located at 630 Valencia St., police Chief Greg Suhr assured the LGBT community that “LGBT Safe Zone” signs posted on station windows ensure a respectful, courteous and compassionate encounter with police.
The signs are part of project that came together after an assault in the Mission District in February, where a member of the transgender community was attacked after leaving a bar, Mission station police Capt. Bob Moser said.
The colorful, bold signs indicate the station as a safe space, where victims can feel comfortable and speak to a trained professional.
“We’re a police department for everybody,” Suhr said.