Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Commissioners this morning are also expected to conduct the second of three public hearings related to a federal program that checks for illegal immigrants.
A program that fines motorists who zip by Cobb school buses without stopping generated more than $58,000 during its first two months. During this morning's Board of Commissioners meeting, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the County Building, 100 Cherokee St., officials are expected to split the first payout from the program between the Cobb County School District, the Cobb County Police Department and an outside vendor. Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the program is not about revenue. "It is about making a safer Cobb for our children," he said. It was the death of 5-year-old Mountain View Elementary School student Karla Campos, who was struck by an elderly driver as she exited her school bus in 2009, that first prompted calls for greater stop…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Law enforcement agencies are assisting with patrols in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings.
Cobb County School District officials spent a busy weekend requesting law enforcement assistance and briefing school principals, teachers and staff about security measures in the wake of Friday's deadly school shootings in Newtown, Conn. On Monday, Cobb County police and law enforcement from other Cobb cities were making safety rounds at schools. "Our precinct patrol officers are driving by all schools in their assigned beats," Cobb Police Department Spokesman Officer Michael Bowman told Patch. Cobb schools spokesman Doug Goodwin said the district has a 44-member full-time security staff that works out of high schools and middle schools but not elementary schools for "resource" reasons. He said the extra police patrols will continue on an …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Cobb Police have provided the following tips for motorists and students as a new school year approaches.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
The following information has been adapted from the August edition of the Cobb Police Department's Precinct 4 PENS (Police E-Mail Notification System) Dispatch: Take time and be patient Although the summer season is far from over, summer vacation for most metro Atlanta area students is coming to an end. And as we all know, the school year comes with a substantial increase in morning traffic. Please allow an extra 10 or 15 minutes for their morning commute. The extra time will not only reduce stress but help keep our roads safer. Drivers are less likely to speed or engage in other dangerous driving habits when they aren’t running late. School bus stop-arm enforcement beefed up One of the most dangerous traffic law violations a driver can …