Police kick off back-to-school traffic safety campaign
Portland-area children are heading back to school Monday morning, and the Portland Police Bureau is kicking off a traffic safety campaign.
Police Chief Danielle Outlaw and officers with the Traffic and Youth Services divisions joined staff of Vernon K-8 School on Northeast Killingsworth Street Monday morning, Aug. 27, to welcome students and highlight traffic safety around local schools.
Outlaw says officers will be in and around schools for the next several days, with photo radar units to enforce speed zones, and patrol officers emphasizing traffic education for students, bicyclists and drivers as students arrive and leave schools.
Officers also will encourage parents and students to get information on the Portland Safe Routes to School program.