Educational Safety Program

The following is a list of educational programs provided by the Hilliard Division of Police. For more information, please contact our Community Relations Officers at

Bicycle Safety Education Learn the legal use of the roadway for bicyclers, the proper hand-signs, and equipment maintenance. You can host a bicycle safety class, bicycle rodeo, or bicycle registration day.
Block Watch Program A free community-based crime prevention program created by the residents in your community. Working together with Hilliard Police, volunteers will create a chain of communication through block maps, contact numbers, and addresses. They will commit to watch over each other’s homes and report any suspicious activities to the police and each other.
Citizens Police Academy An interactive program between citizens, the police, and the fire department. Education, Understanding, Cooperation, and Communication are the four core concepts of the program
Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program The program teaches children pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program’s mascot, Eddie Eagle, in an easy-to-remember format: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.
Explorer Post 2286 A work site-based program of Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. It’s for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years old and have completed the eighth grade. It helps youth gain insight into a variety of programs and offers hands-on career activities for those who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement.
Internet Education A program to educate both young and old alike on the dangers and laws of the internet, and what steps you can take to protect yourself.
Internship Program Interns will be provided an opportunity to work side-by-side with sworn personnel of the Hilliard Division of Police. In addition to the intern gaining valuable knowledge of the functions of a law enforcement agency, the department will utilize the skills and abilities of the intern obtaining the position.
McGruff National Crime Prevention Council Utilizing McGruff the Crime Dog, Hilliard Police work with the National Crime Prevention Council to help education citizens about safety and crime prevention.
Police Forensics for Youth Youth can learn about different careers in forensic sciences. They will process a mini-crime scene and then match evidence to possible suspects in four stations set up as crime labs. The minimum age required is 3rd grade. You must have at least 10 children present to schedule a tour. The class takes approximately 1 ½ hours.
Police Station Tours We offer Children’s Tours (Ages 5-12) and General Tours (13-Adult). Tours last approximately 1 ½ hours. Minimum of 10 required, maximum of 25.
Preschool Education Program Available during summer months, the police department provides a wide variety of safety education programs for preschools.
Project ChildSafe A nationwide program developed to promote safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearms owners. A free gun locking device (safety kits) is provided with key safety tips.
Ride Along Program If you meet one of the criteria, a request may be made to ride along with an officer. Official Observer status must be approved by the Chief of Police and riders are subject to a background check.
Safety Town A one-week course that focuses on teaching children safe practices both at school and at home. This program is geared to help children become comfortable around law enforcement and fire fighters.
Women’s Self Defense A free course to teach self-defense. This is not a martial arts course.