No resident, community member or visitor to Dublin should live in fear nor exist without the resources they need to be protected where they are.
Safe Space Dublin is a partnership between the City of Dublin and the Dublin Police Department along with local organizations, businesses and institutions.
The program promotes safety, security and support resources.
Safe Spaces are safe havens for people who have experienced hate crimes, threats or intimidation, or for people in personal crisis.
Safe Spaces are staffed by businesses and organizations who offer victims and people in personal crisis specific shelter while allies at those locations can call for help.
Safe Space Dublin aims to empower victims to report any bias or hate crime so incidents can be properly investigated.
When there is no crime or threat, the police do not have to be involved for a person to use a Safe Space.
What Is a Safe Space?
Safe Space Dublin began in November 2022 in the City of Dublin. All City buildings, including the Dublin Justice Center, and all Washington Township Fire Department stations operate as Safe Space Dublin locations. That means someone entering those buildings in a time of need can receive compassionate instructions from trained staff members, known as allies, about what steps they can take to receive support during a situation where their safety is in jeopardy.Read more about the program published in Dublin Life magazine.
Become a Location
To become a Safe Space Dublin location, your business or organization must be within the city limits. Business and organization owners and employees will need to follow the Dublin Police’s training program before being designated a Safe Space.
Download the “How To Help” Worksheet for Allies
Be a Resource Contributor
Groups from the Dublin or Central Ohio area may also become a Safe Space Dublin partner or resource contributor. If you are located outside the Dublin city limits, you’re encouraged to adopt the Safe Space model in your area.
Safe Space Dublin Training
The Dublin Police Community Liaison Officers, known as CLOs, provide training to interested businesses and organizations who want to serve as Safe Space Dublin locations. CLOs have several responsibilities:
Establish and maintain relationships with community organizations
Improve agency practices bearing on police-community relations
Act as primary point of contact for diverse populations across the city
Attend community functions at least once per quarter