About Us

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.