Toledo Police kicks off summer programs

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Kids and cops are teaming up this summer to stay safe and out of trouble. It's all a part of Toledo Police's many programs for kids and teens throughout the city.

Lt. Jessica Meyer, Community Services Section Commander, said these programs are all in an effort to build better relationships with Toledo youth and to keep kids out of trouble.

"I want them to form a good relationship with police. We want to be a good impact in their life, and I want them to trust the police and come to the police if they need help," Lt. Meyer said. "We also want to give them something positive to do, so that they have something constructive to do over the summer, and hopefully that will carry through."

Today was the very first day of Safe-T-City, and the kids are already hard at work. They're learning everything from pedestrian safety to road laws and so much more. If you'd like to sign your child up for Safe-T-City, there are still openings available for the sessions starting July 8 and July 22. Click here for more information and for an application.

TPD is also hosting the Toledo-Lucas County Police Athletic League (PAL) sports camps. For more information, click here.

The Polished Emerald Project is a mentoring program for at-risk girls in grades 8 through 12. It's a six week program that kicks off on June 17. Contact the Toledo Police Athletic League at (419)450-6074 for more information.