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Safety City
Safety City was established in 1978 through a unique partnership between the Lima Police Department and the Lima Noon Optimist Club, which is the private sponsor of Safety City along with the Club’s community partners. The Lima Fire Department and the Lima City Schools also share in a partnership with Safety City. Safety City is located at 700 S. Collett St. in Lima, and has served well over 100,000 youth throughout the years. The Safety City complex spreads over 4 acres which includes a classroom building, a fire safety training house, a number of mini-buildings making up the cityscape, a play area, roads to ride bikes, and a number of other training infrastructure.

Through the Lima Police Department, Safety City serves the area youth through school year field trips to Safety City, the Safety City Summer Academy, and safety training that is taken into the schools within the City of Lima. Safety City uses the most state-of-the-art national child safety program called radKIDS, which uses hands-on practical drills for all child safety training. The D.A.R.E. Program is also utilized in all areas of Safety City child training in conjunction with radKIDS, both at Safety City and in the Lima City Schools.

Upcoming Events

On November 11th, 2017, the Lima Noon Optimist Foundation is putting on the annual Safety City 5K Walk/Run to help support Safety City. This year's Safety City 5K will be a fundraiser to help Braylon Collier and the Collier Family. Braylon is a 9 year old from elida who was diagnosed with Chronic myelogenous leukemia. The pre-registration fee is $20 with a shirt and $15 without a shirt. For family and day of race rates, as well as all other information, please see information on the registration form below. There is also a map located below detailing the 5K route. 

2017 Registration Form

2017 5K Walk/Run Map

LPD Officer Matt Douglass coordinates all aspects of Safety City, and can be contacted at 419-221-5269, or by E-mail.