As more than 9,000 students head back to school on Sept. 9, South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka announced that once again the South Brunswick Police Department will launch its highly successful Operation Safe Schools program.
The South Brunswick Police Department will have an enhanced presence at all township schools and increased traffic enforcement in school zones.
“This year, we will once again use our Operation Safe Schools program to ensure a safe start to the school year. Our goal is to assist in a smooth transition for all students, parents, and teachers. We will have officers present at every school to increase our visibility. There will also be added traffic enforcement around the schools as motorists get adjusted to reduced speeds and added pedestrian traffic,” Hayducka said in a prepared statement.
The program will place officers at every school in the district at the start and end of the school day during the first week of school.
In addition, enhanced traffic enforcement zones will be established around the schools.
At any one time, more than a dozen officers will be dedicated to the operation.
Motorists should add additional time for morning commutes.
“We typically see added traffic around the schools during the first few weeks of the school year as parents and students get adjusted. Motorists need to add additional time for morning commutes. They should be alert for increased pedestrian crossings and school buses,” Hayducka said in the statement. “Working together, we can make this a great start to the new school year.”
Public schools and Noor Ul-Iman School will begin on Sept. 9. Saint Augustine’s School will begin on Sept. 7.