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.
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, traffic lights and more. Students also tour the Waukee Public Safety Building. A short graduation ceremony at the end of the week allows parents to help celebrate everything their children have learned. Each student attendee receives a bicycle helmet and t-shirt.
Safety City will include classes on subjects such as:
Waukee Safe House Program
Poisons and Drug Abuse
Respect for Authority
Public Safety Building Tour
Safety City is very popular. Early registration is encouraged. The cost is $50 plus processing fees. If families are unable to afford the registration costs, assistance may be made available by calling 515-978-7979. The registration deadline is May 1 or when program sessions are full.