The Gloucester City Police Department looks forward to working with School Superintendant
Joseph Rafferty during the upcoming school year to ensure the safety of the children as they come and go to school. We want to remind everyone to use all of the marked crosswalks and to obey all of the traffic control devices.
There will be school crossing guards posted throughout the routes to school to help everyone cross safely. It is important that all the children be told to obey the crossing guards and to cross the street when the traffic light is green. Please tell them to look both ways at all times when crossing.
For those children who bike to school please remember that you must wear a proper helmet at all times and to obey the same laws of the road as vehicle traffic. Do not ride double and stay to the right at all times.
Every year you read about strangers approaching children and asking them questions in an attempt to lure them toward their vehicles. We urge each parent to have a talk with their children and tell them to not engage any strangers and to report any of these interactions to their crossing guard, school or police department as soon as possible. We also ask each resident to be mindful of their speed at all times. The speed limit will be enforced and officers will be running radar to enforce the speed limit. All motorists should use extreme caution when heading east on Market street in the morning due to extreme sun glare. We want everyone to have a safe and healthy school year!
Chief of Police
Gloucester City Police Department
313 Monmouth St.
Gloucester City, NJ 08030