HAMILTON, NJ -- The annual Hamilton Police Athletic League's annual Safety Town is booked to capacity once again this year! The two-week course is designed for children who are entering kindergarten or five-years old and older to teach safety at home, on the playground, or walking in their neighborhood.
"Hamilton PAL's Safety Town shows our officer's commitment, even in the middle of the pandemic, to help educate our children on staying safe," said Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin. "Kids can learn that they live in a safe community and even become inspired to one day possibly serve their hometown,"
This year, upcoming sessions, two weeks each in length, will be held from: July 13 until July 24; July 27 until August 7; and August 10 until August 21. Children will participate in either the morning class between 8:30am until 10:30 am or the afternoon session between 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
Safety Town teaches children important life skills such as learning their name, address and telephone number; identifying their house and surroundings; being separated from parents and what to do if lost; safe places to play; who strangers are and what to do if approached; the proper way to cross the street; how uniformed personnel, policeman, fireman, bus driver and patrol guard.help people; the proper way to behave in the car; being courteous and obeying rules; and the importance of thinking safety among other skills.
Safety Town is located in the basement of the Hamilton Township Public Library located at 1 Justice Samuel A Alito, Jr. Way.
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