The objective of Safety City is to provide an early educational program for elementary school children in grades kindergarten through third. The program will teach children about vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and fire safety. The skills taught at Safety City will empower kids with the ability to avoid needless accidents and instill good safety habits at an early age. This program is held early in September each year.
Walk to School Day
National Walk to School Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday in October. This is a day to get out and get some exercise while enjoying the weather. The goal of this day is to raise awareness and support for the health, community and environmental benefits of regularly walking or biking to school.
Bike rodeos are a great way for kids and their parents to learn about biking safety with practice. Kids bring their bikes, our borrow one of ours, to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes. These events are scheduled in partnership with community events throughout the year.
Citizen’s Police Academy
The Tiffin Police Department Citizen’s Academy is for area citizens who are interested in learning more about how their police department operates and the policing challenges our community faces. The Academy training will consist of ten weeks of classroom and “hands on” training, with emphasis on student involvement. The program is designed to develop positive relations between the police and the community through education. This program is held between March and May.
Shop with a Cop
Shop with a Cop provides a fun filled day for a number of children in need throughout the community, while creating positive relationships with law enforcement. This unique shopping experience includes uniformed officers from local departments volunteering their time to shop with the children and pick out a few gifts for the holidays. This event is held in early December.
Coffee with a Cop
The police department partners with local coffee shops to give residents an opportunity to sit down with local officers. Enjoy a cup of coffee and discussions about the needs of our community.
The Neighborhood Block Watch Program is a community partnership involving neighborhood volunteers, law enforcement, and other community services. The program serves to make neighborhoods safer and improve the quality of life for residence of our county though discussion and education. This program is held the third Tuesday in February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Hero Camp is co-sponsored by Seneca County Parks District and City of Tiffin Parks and Recreation. The camp is for youths ages ten through 15 years of age. It is designed for youth to meet with Firefighters, EMTs and Law Enforcement Officers. This includes paid and volunteer agencies. The campers watch demonstrations, provided with hands on exercises and in general, have contact with public safety officials. The City of Tiffin Police Department participates by giving K-9 demonstration, tour of the Police Department and question and answer session with a member of the Special Response Team (SRT). The final exercise is for campers to make split second decisions in a safe environment to simulate what types of decisions Law Enforcement Officers experience.
The Ride Along Program is an opportunity to ride and experience what a typical day (or night) is like for a Tiffin Police Officer. If you are interested in doing a Ride-Along with an officer, the first thing you need to do is fill out a “Ride Along waiver form”. You can pick up the form at the front lobby of the Police Department. You must be at least sixteen (16) years old to go on a Ride-Along, if you are under eighteen (18) a parent /legal guardian must also sign the form. It may take at least two weeks to process your form, so please be patient. Someone will contact you to arrange a date and time for your ride along. If you have further questions call: (419) 447-2323