Who we are.

Operation Safe Child is a collaboration between the Village of Maywood and the Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District #89. The primary mission of Operation Safe Child is to keep children safe by teaching them what to do in dangerous situations such as abduction attempts, illegal drug activity, gang activity, and when they are home alone. Operation Safe Child also teaches children good character habits and to think critically about the ultimate end results of criminal activity. The purposes are to reduce crime in the community and to encourage the students to grow to become productive citizens. Although the Advisory Council for Operation Safe Child provides some instruction, the majority of the instruction is provided by Officers from the Maywood Police Department.

  • To prevent injury and harm to children.
  • To teach children what they can do in difficult situations.
  • To help children identify with law enforcement, fire, and paramedic--personnel.
  • To help children develop their critical thinking in regard to harmful activities.
  • To help children develop positive character values that will help them to become law abiding, productive citizens.
  • To bring law enforcement, fire, and paramedic personnel into the classroom so children can get acquainted with them and learn their values and career paths... Find out More
  • Teaching children what they can do in difficult situations.
  • Helping children identify with law enforcement, fire, and paramedic personnel.
  • Helping children develop their critical thinking in regard to harmful activities.
  • Helping children develop positive character values that will help them to become law abiding, productive citizens.
  • Bringing the expertise of law enforcement, fire, and paramedic ... Find out More
  • Children being abducted.
  • Children being asked to run drugs, sell drugs, carry drugs and information for pushers and/or gangs.
  • Children being recruited for gangs.
  • Children coping with neglectful and/or abusive parents.
  • Children coping with bullies and... Find out More

Operation Safe Child focuses, initially, on boys and girls ages 7-10 in Grades 2-4.  This age level has been selected as it is an impressionable age in which both positive and negative attitudes are forming.  An early start with these attitudes is the best opportunity to influence children to become... Find out More

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