Boulder Police

Boulder police offer free safety program for teens with developmental disabilities

Posted on 10/22/2019 at 11:12 pm
Shannon Aulabaugh

The Boulder Police Department, in conjunction with the Association for Community Living, is once again offering its popular Safety First for Teens training. This free, three-week program is designed to provide safety tips to teens living with cognitive or developmental disabilities. The program curriculum covers decision-making skills related to risk, social boundaries, using public transportation, home security, fire safety and the proper way to contact police.  

Classes will be held on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 7 – Nov. 21. All sessions will be held at the Boulder Police Department located at 1805 33rd St. Students should attend all classes, arriving at 3:45 p.m., and departing at 6:00 p.m. 

Safety First for Teens is taught by Boulder police officers utilizing a combination of lectures, small groups and hands-on activities. Participants are encouraged to attend classes independently, as this best reflects their responsibilities while functioning in the community. However, if a student needs or desires additional support from a parent or caregiver, this will be supported.  

Students may repeat in attending Safety First if they’ve attended before, but on a case-by-case basis. Please register early as slots fill up very quickly. To register online, go to  For more information or to register by phone or e-mail, contact Julie Hartman at 303-527-0888 or