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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

The Lima Noon Optimist Club, Lima Fire Department, Lima City Schools and the Lima Police Department are working together to put on the Lima Police/Optimist Safety City Summer Academy 2017. This academy is for children ages 5-9 and will be helping to teach personal safety. There is no cost for this academy thanks to the Lima Noon Optimist Club. There will be a morning session from 9 AM to 11 AM and an afternoon session from 12 Noon to 2 PM. Each session is a week long, and there are multiple weeks available, but attendance per session is limited (approximately 30 children per session). Please go to their website below for more information and to register. Registration will be open from 7:00 AM Monday, April 3rd, 2017 to Friday April 14th, 2017 at 3:00 PM, or until classes are full.

Lima Police/Optimist Safety City Summer Academy 2017 registration

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