Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on September 2nd, 2008 at 8:55 am
This just in from the Portland Police Bureau:
PORTLAND POLICE CONDUCT SCHOOL SAFETY MISSONS
Starting Tuesday, September 2, 2008, and continuing every weekday for the next two weeks, officers from all five precincts, the Traffic Division, the Transit Police Division, and School Resource officers will participate in a citywide school safety mission. Among the goals of the mission is to provide a positive and safe environment for our children to travel to and from school and to provide a positive and safe environment for learning.
During the mission, officers will place special emphasis on enforcing traffic laws in school zones, bus zones, and crosswalks. Officers will also enforce laws regarding parking in and around school zones. Officers will conduct the patrols during the morning commute,
7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m., during lunch around Portland’s high schools, 11:00a.m.-12:30 p.m., and during the afternoon commute, 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
School Resource officers will resume regular patrols of David Douglas and Parkrose Schools on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 and Portland Public Schools on Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Motorists are asked to remember that the speed limit in schools zones is 20 mph on school days from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or anytime school zones lights are flashing. Fines for speeding in a school zone could be as high as $206.00 for as little as eleven miles over the posted speed. Drivers are strongly encouraged to slow down and watch out for our younger citizens.