If you’re concerned for the safety of children on their way to and from city schools each day, this program is for you. While school zones with flashing yellow lights, crossing guards and orange traffic cones are all designed for the safety of our children, Operation Safe Passage is another step to ensure their safety.
By wearing brightly-colored vests with police-issued ID badges and being alert, citizen volunteers are a highly visible deterrent to those who may threaten our children. If you walk your child to school, you are already giving the necessary time commitment to get involved with Operation Safe Passage. The only difference is that you now act with heightened awareness and report suspicious activity by calling 911 or (801) 799-3000.
Operation Safe Passage empowers citizen volunteers to become the eyes and ears of the police along their neighborhoods’ safe walking routes. Every day our children face potential dangers like abductions, attempted abductions, drug pushers, bullies, and other criminal activity.
To participate in Operation Safe Passage, contact the Salt Lake City Police Department. You must be 21 or older and pass a Department background check. It is not a prerequisite that you have children in school in order to participate. Once you become a member of Operation Safe Passage, you are free to patrol as it fits your schedule.
Salt Lake City Police Department
Operation Safe Passage Coordinator: Officer Veronica Montoya
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