9/5/17 – With school back in session, the Beaver Dam Police Department will be gearing up to enforce school safety. Sergeant Erik Smedema told us Friday on WBEV’s Community Comment that motorists need to pay attention. He says they will be patrolling around the schools in the morning and with kids walking and biking to school it is important to be paying attention. Smedema says law enforcement is always looking for willing individuals to help patrol crosswalks and intersections during the school year. Lieutenant Matt Riel says drivers must slow down to 15 miles-per-hour in school zones no matter if school is taking place or after school. With the referendum construction at the high school, Smedema says school busses will be dropping students off on McKinley Street which will restrict parking for other vehicles. He says parents are encouraged to drop their kids off on Gould Street which will have enforced one hour parking. Students are asked to park on streets around the school or use the Family Center parking lot.