As parents drop their kids off for the start of another school year, deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are patrolling during drop-off and pick-up times at La Cañada Flintridge schools to make sure drivers are following the rules, said Traffic Sgt. Mark Slater.
“It’s the first day of school, [we want] to let people see [law enforcement personnel] around the schools,” Slater said Monday. “We want people to abide by all the signs and curb markings and pay extra attention around the schools.”
Slater said that while he was posted at Palm Crest Elementary School on Palm Drive, he found plenty of opportunity to dispense information to parents.
“I told a lot of people, ‘You can’t stop there,’ ‘You can’t cross there,’ ‘You can’t turn here,’ — that type of thing,” Slater said.
Palm Crest Elementary Principal Karen Hurley said that having a deputy on hand was helpful.