Safe Routes to School programs aim to increase the number of children walking, bicycling, and rolling to school while also keeping in mind the safety of these activities. Incorporating enforcement strategies such as safety patrols, crossing guards, or law enforcement into your program can help improve and maintain student safety.
- Student Safety Patrols
- Trained Paid/Unpaid Crossing Guards
- Neighborhood Speed Watch (Residents use radar units to record speed data)
- Law Enforcement – Law enforcement can help with traffic and personal safety education and help evaluate traffic concerns. In addition, law enforcement can help with the following enforcement strategies:
Want to work with Law Enforcement?
Safe Routes to School funding can be used to support law enforcement involvement in SRTS programs. Contact your local law enforcement agency to discuss specifics.
For Law Enforcement wanting to support local Safe Routes to School efforts
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a website specifically designed to assist law enforcement officers and agencies in their local SRTS efforts.
- Safe Routes to School for Law Enforcement Web site
- Law Enforcement Officer Tips: Addressing Personal Security for Students, National Center for SRTS