The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, Youth Services Division and its three precincts are focused on back to school safety missions as students return to school this week.
Portland Public School students and some private and charter schools are scheduled to go back to school on Wednesday, August 28 while other local school districts, (e.g.: David Douglas, Centennial, Reynolds, Parkrose) will begin after Labor Day.
To increase awareness of the start of the school year, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting high visibility patrols around all schools as part of its annual "Back to School" safety campaign.
This campaign will kick off on Wednesday, August 28 from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., at Creston Elementary, located at 4701 SE Bush Street. Officers from the Traffic Division and Youth Services Division will welcome students to school and highlight traffic safety around schools.
The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division and precinct patrol officers will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around local schools. Officers, including Photo Radar Units, will be enforcing traffic laws in these zones to reduce the number of crashes in school zones and to create a safe environment for students returning to school.
There will be an emphasis placed on traffic safety and traffic education for the students, bicyclists and drivers of motorized vehicles during the morning hours when students arrive at their schools and in the afternoon hours when the schools dismiss their students.
Learn more about PPB's Youth Services Division at the official website.