School is officially back in session for the Rockford Public Schools, and the Rockford Police Department is taking some non-traditional steps to ensure school zone safety this year. 

We've all gotten used to ignoring school zone speed limit signs during the summer months, but now we need to pay attention and SLOW DOWN. This is something Rockford Police are taking very seriously, and are doing a lot more than just handing out tickets to ensure local students are safe.

I may not have any children going to school yet, but I am incredibly thankful for these extra efforts from the Rockford Police Department to keep our students safe. If you see an officer at your child's school this week, please thank them for their dedication and let them know your appreciation. It's the little things that make a difference.