Two recent incidents involving hit and run accidents near local elementary schools have raised concern among parents about their child's safety.
Last Friday Cheyenne Police began implementing a plan to improve the safety of school crossings.
"The biggest thing that the public's going to see is that high visibility enforcement. Where you're going to see more marked patrol cars in the school zones," said Dan Long of the Cheyenne Police Department.
Police say despite providing more resources to school zones during high peak times the community won't see a degradation in service.
"Right now we'll have our officers out there. Any priority call they will certainly go to. Anything we call, maybe a cold call. That may have to hold for a short while before it's taken care of," Long said.
Parents are glad that police are doing more to monitor school crossing zones just like this. Too many times they've seen cars that aren't paying attention to the school speed limits.
"We have crosswalk guards with brightly colored vests on with the big stop sign doing this kind of thing and I've seen people go around," said Kimberly Broomfield.
"I see that happen all the time. There's one area of town that I take my son to football practice and them cars just go," said Misty Pacheco.
Parents we spoke to believe a greater police presence will help. They know they have an obligation to teach their kids about street safety, but it isn't always enough.
"That's why there needs to be cross guards and motorists that are being responsible because you can't leave it up to a little kindergartner to remember to look both ways," Broomfield said.
Cheyenne Police are currently creating a presentation about street safety that will be available in the coming weeks for all the Cheyenne schools.