UPD preparing for Safety Town


‘Safety’ will be the message for youngsters at June event

By Nick Walton - nwalton@civitasmedia.com



Urbana Police Officers Mike Cooper and Kerrie Kimpel inspect items ahead of the Urbana Police Division’s annual Safety Town program. This year’s classes will be held on June 5 through 9 and June 12 through 16


Photo courtesy of the Urbana Police Division

The Urbana Police Division is preparing to hold its annual Safety Town program next month.

This year’s classes will be held on June 5 through 9 and June 12 through 16. Both classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Located in Melvin Miller Park, the program is aimed at children entering kindergarten or ages 4 through 6 and has been in the city since 2012, educating children about safety issues such as Stranger Danger, pool safety, fire safety, traffic safety, bus safety and calling 911.

Urbana Police Sgt. Jason Kizer said community partners such as the Urbana Fire Division, Urbana City Schools, the Champaign County Municipal Court, Columbia Gas and CareFlight assist with the program.

“All the agencies in the county do a great job of helping us put on this event,” Kizer said.

Interested parents can obtain registration information from the Urbana Police Division, 205 S. Main St., or through the division’s website: www.urbanaohio.com/city-offices/police/community-outreach-programs/safety-town.html) and on the division’s website. Visit urbanaohio.com, click on “city departments,” scroll down to “police,” then to “Community Outreach Programs.” Click on “Safety Town.”

The registration deadline for this year’s program is May 31.

Urbana Police Officers Mike Cooper and Kerrie Kimpel inspect items ahead of the Urbana Police Division’s annual Safety Town program. This year’s classes will be held on June 5 through 9 and June 12 through 16
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/05/web1_SafetyTown.jpgUrbana Police Officers Mike Cooper and Kerrie Kimpel inspect items ahead of the Urbana Police Division’s annual Safety Town program. This year’s classes will be held on June 5 through 9 and June 12 through 16 Photo courtesy of the Urbana Police Division
‘Safety’ will be the message for youngsters at June event

By Nick Walton

nwalton@civitasmedia.com

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.