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With school being back in full swing, the Marshalltown Police Department is urging motorists to be alert for children. Drivers should be particularly careful around schools, bus stops, and in residential areas.
In an effort to help children travel to and from school safely, the Marshalltown Police Department will be increasing traffic and parking enforcement efforts in and around school zones. Officers will be watching for a variety of violations including motorists speeding through school zones, vehicles driving through school bus warning devices, and non-compliance with seat belt laws.
Drivers are reminded to:
It is also important for parents and students to take proper safety precautions. Parents are encouraged to teach their children how to get to and from school safely by:
School Resource Officer (SRO)
Officer Rod Whitmore is the School Resource Officer at Marshalltown High School. Officer Whitmore has served the Marshalltown community as a police officer for 30 years. Officer Whitmore brings a wealth of public safety knowledge, experience and many years of wisdom to this position. Officer Whitmore will be in his fourth year working at the high school. He is someone who has exceptional communication skills and loves working with kids. He is excited to begin the new school year. Officer Whitmore wants to build relationships with students, families and school staff. Please do not hesitate to contact Officer Whitmore at the high school if you need anything. His email address is email@example.com.
Have a great 2020-2021 school year Marshalltown!