Sent on 7/21/2017 11:26:07 AM
School will officially be back in session this month. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department would like to reassure all parents that we are working diligently to keep your loved ones safe on their journey to and from school. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting increased enforcement during the months of July and August in and around schools and school zones. Many children walk or ride bicycles to and from school. Parents should be reminded that children under the age of eighteen (18) are required by law to wear a helmet anytime they are riding a bicycle. We would also like to remind parents to educate their children about the hazards associated with traveling near heavily traveled roads. Speak with your children about traffic safety and teach them when and where it is safest to cross. Always use crosswalks yourself to model safe behavior. Deputies from the Special Operations Division and Patrol Division will focus primarily on stopping speeding motorists around school zones and maintaining the safety of your children. Operational funding was made available through grants awarded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.