Each summer the Port Washington Police Department assists the Port Washington Kiwanis Club in offering Safety Town for children starting kindergarten in the fall. The children are instructed in how to get to and from school safely.
Part of the Safety Town experience involves driving small "cars" in a small town. The children learn by driving the cars, by walking on the sidewalks and following street signs. Some of the Safety Town topics include pedestrian safety, fire safety, stranger danger, water safety, and more. Important lessons are learned through music, videos, activities and guest speakers. The program ends with a final evaluation experience and a graduation ceremony.
Safety Town is held the two weeks following the end of the school year. The program is held at Dunwiddie Elementary School, and meets in two separate sessions. The early morning session is from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and the late morning/early afternoon session is from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For more information regarding Safety Town, please visit the Safety Town web page.