About the Program
Safety Town continues to be an important program and outreach for the Police Department. Safety Town is a general program designed for preschoolers and children who have just entered school. Safety Town is conducted over a two month period and serves approximately 240 children. It operates under the budget of traffic safety and the City of Brookings. Safety Town officers spend two hours a day with each class in the areas of traffic safety, stranger danger and fire safety. The Safety Town Program provides not only a good learning experience for children, but also offers a positive relationship with law enforcement.
Sessions are two weeks long Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and cost $20.00. Children must be from the ages of 4 to 6 years old. 4 year olds must reach the age of 4 by December 31, 2019. Information at Safety Town is presented by local professionals from Brookings Police Department, Brookings Fire Department, Brookings Ambulance, and many more.
Registration will begin this spring for a fee of $20.00. All registrations are handled online through the Parks and Recreation Online Registration. Space is limited to 40 children per session. Registration will continue until all slots are filled. If all slots are filled, your child can be placed on a waiting list and no payment is required at that time. To have your child added to the waiting list, please contact Chris Larson at the Brookings Police Department (605) 692-2113.
The Police Department is looking for teen instructor volunteers between the ages of 11-14 years old. Teens have a very special role in this program. Under the guidance of a police officer and teacher, a teen instructor will be responsible for teaching vital safety lessons to 4, 5, and 6 year olds and help the children practice these safety rules on the outdoor Safety Town course. Volunteer registration begins April 3. Please contact Chris Larson at (605) 692-2113.
For additional information, contact Chris Larson at the Brookings Police Department at (605) 692-2113.