Casper Police Will Have Extra Officers In School Zones For Early Part Of School Year
It's back to school time and the Casper Police Department is out to make sure that motorists know it, but there's more than just speeding issues.
The Department will have extra officers on duty in various school zones for the early part of the school year.
Sergeant Scott Jones with the Department, says speed zone enforcement will be the main issue, but police also want to address other things that can affect the safety of motorists, students and the neighborhood.
"Our school resource officers are going to be visiting with neighbors surrounding the two major high schools to begin with, and getting an idea of what their concerns are and how the city and the department can help them deal with the obvious issues that arise, when you're living in an area, where there's a lot of concentrated student activity, throughout the day."
As far as speeding goes, Sergeant Jones says a lot of times early in the school year, a lot of motorists tend to forget where the speed zones are, because they've been driving through them for most of the summer, when the school year was over.
Classes at Casper College started back on Monday, August 24th and the rest of the Natrona County Schools are scheduled to start on Wednesday, September 2nd.