After two hit and run incidents near Cheyenne schools in less than a month, the police department is stepping up their patrol in school zones in hopes to keep kids safe.
The new strategy will put more officers in school zones and other target areas.
"We've always had an emphasis on school safety and it's always been a priority at the school zones and right now we are trying to create that, make in more visual, we have that higher presence in the school zones. "
Also, School Resource Officers will be coordinating a School Zone Safety presentation that will be available to all elementary schools.
Officer Long stressed the importance of parents educating their children about traffic safety and said if it's an option, parents should drop children off right in front of the school.
As a reminder, drivers are required to reduce their speed to 20 mph in school zones and yield to pedestrians in all crosswalks.