Back to School Message from the Sheriff
Back to school is an important time for our entire Community. Students are back in class. Teachers and Administrators are preparing to deliver another successful school year. Parents are coordinating schedules and activities for their families. Back to school is a busy time for everyone!
During this busy time, please be extra cautious in traffic. Be mindful of our school traffic zones especially during the morning hours and early afternoons. Keep an extra look out for potential hazards around our schools and in neighborhoods where children play. Slow down and increase your stopping distances.
School buses are back on the road. Be aware of school bus routes in your neighborhood and throughout your daily travel. Leave plenty of time and space for buses. With school traffic, anticipate delays in your travel and leave early so you’re not in a rush. And, when approaching a school zone or school bus on the road, be prepared to stop for bus and pedestrian traffic.
I want to thank all of you who help make our education system such a positive force in our community. Our children are counting on us – let’s work together to make “back to school” a rewarding, fun, and safe time for all Monroe County residents.
Sheriff Michael K. Neal
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is committed to quality service with an emphasis on Community Partnerships and Problem Solving, the core principles of Community Policing.