Safety City

Safety City

Safety City registration is closed for 2017.

Each year in the early weeks of summer, the Waukee Police Department holds a "Safety City" for students entering kindergarten at the Waukee Community School District. The cost ranges from $50 per student (plus fees) based on payment method.

2017 Safety City Sessions:
Session 1: June 5-9, 9-11:30 a.m.
Session 2: June 5-9, 1-3:30 p.m.
Session 3: June 12-16, 9-11:30 a.m.
Session 4: June 12-16, 1-3:30 p.m.
Session 5: June 19-23, 9-11:30 a.m.
Session 6: June 19-23, 1-3:30 p.m.
Session 7: June 26-30, 9-11:30 a.m.
Session 8: June 26-30, 1-3:30 p.m.

Students learn about safety through one-on-one contact with volunteers during this week-long course. A miniature city is used in a local school gym to teach students about street safety including pedestrian rules, stop lights and more. Students also learn about safety belts, 911, bus rules and respect for authority. In addition, students tour the Waukee Public Safety Building. A short graduation ceremony at the end of class allows parents to help celebrate everything their children have learned.

Each student attendee receives a bicycle helmet and t-shirt. See all of the topics taught in Safety City below.

Safety City will include classes on subjects such as:

Children playing in a gym at Safety City
  • Bullying
  • Pedestrian Rules
  • Street Crossing
  • Traffic Lights
  • Window Safety
  • Seat Belts
  • Bike Safety
  • Waukee Safe House Program
  • Poisons and Drug Abuse
  • Bus Rules
  • 911
  • Fire Safety
  • Respect for Authority
  • Public Safety Building Tour