Learn to Solve a Crime! Participants work with Urbandale Police Detectives and are taught criminal investigative techniques to help solve a mock crime. They will learn the difference between theft, burglary and robbery. They will view a mock burglary video and process fingerprints and other evidence found at the crime scene. They will get to work in the police lab and dust for fingerprints and compare prints to find our suspect!
- Ages: 8 -10
- Cost: $10 per child
- Maximum number of participants: 12
- Class length: 2 hours (includes tour of the Urbandale Police Department)
- Contact: Officer Meagan Cowden
Rape Aggression Defense for Women - RAD
Women's Self Defense!
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women ages 11 to 80 years. The RAD system is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands on defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program.
The 4-week course is taught by nationally certified RAD instructors from the Urbandale Police Department and the surrounding area. Participants are provided with a workbook / reference manual that outlines the entire Physical Defense Program. The manual is also the key to a lifetime return and practice policy for RAD graduates.
For more information or questions about the RAD program email RAD Instructors.
Our next R.A.D. class will be held over winter break 2023. Please follow the link below to secure your spot for class. We are encouraging participants to sign up with a family member and take the class as a couple.
2023 RAD Class Schedule
- Dates: December 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th
- Cost: $25 per student
- Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
- Location: Urbandale Police Department
- To Register: https://urbandale.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs?leaguesid=4642
- Registration closes December 13th, 2023
Safety City is a week-long summer program for children entering Kindergarten. Participating children learn about traffic safety, fire safety, home, playground and other kinds of personal safety in an entertaining, positive environment. Students also become comfortable with a school building in preparation for Kindergarten.
Safety City is designed to supplement safety lessons taught in school and at home. The program uses songs, story books, films, games, and artwork as well as experience riding a school bus and walking and riding Big Wheels on streets in a mock city setting to make learning about safety fun.
Safety City is taught by Urbandale Police Officers and staff. They are assisted by other adults and a team of student helpers.
Location & Requirements
Safety City is open to students who will attend Kindergarten in the fall. This includes students attending Urbandale Schools, Urbandale nonpublic schools, and those in Urbandale home-school programs. Classes will be held at Olmsted and Webster Elementary Schools and all children entering kindergarten are encouraged to attend.
To Enroll: The cost of Safety City is $40.00 per child, which includes a t-shirt, bike helmet and daily snacks. Online registration is available at HERE. Follow the steps below to register. Deadline is May 27th, 2023. Click on Register for Activities, then Safety City 2023.
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