SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND PATROL DEPUTIES WILL BE MONITORING SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL ZONES
Tomorrow morning begins a new school year for students and teachers in Natchitoches Parish.
Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division in marked and unmarked units will be patrolling school zones while trained school resource officers will be stationed in schools throughout Natchitoches Parish keeping our schools and children safe.
Sheriff Jones reminds motorists as we start our morning and afternoon commutes to drive carefully, and be mindful of children crossing roadways or walking to board school buses stopping to pick them up.
Sheriff Jones said we are looking forward to our children and teachers having a safe school year as we continue to work with Superintendent Dale Skinner and the Natchitoches Parish School Board.
School Resource Officers will also be teaching DARE along with other safety classes during the school year to our children.
*School Zones are generally in effect school days Monday-Friday from 7:00-9:00am and from 2:00pm-4:00pm though these times may vary in different locations
*Louisiana Law states no person shall operate a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle during the posted school hours in a school zone.
*Pay attention to directives from school crossing guards.
*When crossing the street, look left-right-left for vehicles and do not cross if a vehicle is coming. Be patient and wait.
*Parents who choose to drive their children to school or daycare are reminded to carefully secure each child in thre proper safety seat or seat belt based on th child’s age and look before you lock to insure no child is inadvertently left behind. Always make sure it’s safe to drive off in school child drop off and pickup lines. Adults and teens-whether they are drivers or passenger should also buckle up as wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to avoid serious injury or death in the event of a crash.
*Avoid distracted driving
We welcome you back to school and wish all of you a successful school year.
Contact Chief Wendy Llorens, or Deputy Meagan McNeely of the NPSO Youth Services Division at 357-2239 during the school year for scheduling of special law enforcement visits or classes .