CLAYTON, Mo. -- School is back in session in parts of St. Louis County, and police are adding extra patrols to ensure the safety of children.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says the Back to School Enforcement Program provides extra visibility and enforcement, especially in neighborhoods, at bus stops and near school buildings.
Police will be watching for speeders, will be making sure that school bus stop arms are obeyed, and will be on the lookout for suspicious activity.
Parents are encouraged to check the county police department’s online registry of sex offenders to see if any live near their children’s school, bus stop or home. Fitch also encourages all children to carry identification and emergency contact information.