1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
September 02, 2005 00:00
Starting September 6, 2005, and continuing every weekday for the next two weeks, officers from all five precincts, the Traffic Division, the Transit Police Division, and the School Police Division 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 be asked to 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.
The School Police Division will also resume regular patrols of Portland’s middle schools and high schools starting September 7, 2005. Citizens are asked to remember that the speed limit in schools zones is 20 mph, regardless of the time of day. Fines for speeding in a school zone could be as high as $201.00 for a little as ten miles over the posted speed. Drivers are strongly encouraged to slow down and watch out for our younger citizens.
Sgt. Pete Simpson