Toledo Police enrolling kids in Safe-T-City program

Toledo Police enrolling kids in Safe-T-City program

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - If you're from the area, you probably remember taking part in a Safe-T-City program.

The program has been going strong in Toledo for 41 years.

Now the Toledo Police Department is accepting applications for 2018.

Children will learn about pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, bus safety, electric safety, stranger danger, as well as fire and water safety through a series of songs, poems, art projects, stories, movies and interactive involvement in an outdoor miniature city.

The program is getting a new look and some updates this year, as several volunteers from Franklin Park Mall worked to paint several buildings and pour new concrete for one of the walkways in the mini city.

"Our time and efforts just to help out the community show we're giving back, and what a better team than Toledo police and Safe-T-City? We'll hopefully make this an annual event," said Mike Walsh of Franklin Park Mall.

The free program will take place in morning or afternoon sessions over a number of different weeks this summer:

  • June 13 - June 22
  • July 9 – July 18
  • June 25 – July 6 (no classes on July 3 or 4)
  • July 23 – August 1

Morning sessions will last from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. and afternoon sessions will happen from noon to 2:30 p.m.

You can visit TPD's website to fill out an application or visit one of the following locations:

  • Safety Building - 525 N. Erie
  • Northwest District Station - 2330 W. Sylvania Ave
  • Scott Park District Station - 2301 Nebraska

Sessions are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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