Learning the rules of the road


Safety Town 2017 wraps up in Urbana

Staff report



Urbana Police Officer Kerrie Kimpel oversees bike safety lessons during Safety Town at Melvin Miller Park on Friday. Students Makayla Wagner and Lyle Rice learned the rules of the road, school bus safety and avoiding strangers, among other lessons.

Urbana Police Officer Kerrie Kimpel oversees bike safety lessons during Safety Town at Melvin Miller Park on Friday. Students Makayla Wagner and Lyle Rice learned the rules of the road, school bus safety and avoiding strangers, among other lessons.


Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

Attendees of the Urbana Police Division’s annual Safety Town program show their knowledge to officers Friday at Melvin Miller Park in Urbana.


Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

The Urbana Police Division finished its Safety Town on Friday, complete with a graduation ceremony for the children.

This year’s classes were held on June 5 through 9 and June 12 through 16 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.

Urbana Police Officer Kerrie Kimpel oversees bike safety lessons during Safety Town at Melvin Miller Park on Friday. Students Makayla Wagner and Lyle Rice learned the rules of the road, school bus safety and avoiding strangers, among other lessons.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/06/web1_Safety-bikes.jpgUrbana Police Officer Kerrie Kimpel oversees bike safety lessons during Safety Town at Melvin Miller Park on Friday. Students Makayla Wagner and Lyle Rice learned the rules of the road, school bus safety and avoiding strangers, among other lessons. Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

Attendees of the Urbana Police Division’s annual Safety Town program show their knowledge to officers Friday at Melvin Miller Park in Urbana.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/06/web1_Safety-Town-group.jpgAttendees of the Urbana Police Division’s annual Safety Town program show their knowledge to officers Friday at Melvin Miller Park in Urbana. Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen
Safety Town 2017 wraps up in Urbana

Staff report