Update: Officer on a School Bus Detail
On February 12, 2020, the Killeen Police Department, in partnership with the Killeen Independent School District, conducted a traffic enforcement detail. This was an effort to address complaints related to motorists failing to stop for school buses picking up and dropping off students as required by law, at various locations in Killeen.
The detail consisted of a Traffic Unit officer riding the bus for the entirety of the bus route and calling out locations and violations by radio to other officers in the area. This took place on a bus route in the northeast area of Killeen, from about 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM. The project was met with enthusiasm by the many stakeholders, including residents of Killeen, the bus driver, and other members of the Department and the school district. This morning one violator was stopped and a citation was issued.
It is important to remember that the primary goal in any proactive law enforcement detail, particularly those related to traffic safety, is compliance. We would like to thank the many motorists who demonstrated concern for the safety of students by complying with the law. We would also like to thank the community and local media for the overwhelmingly positive response to this effort. We intend to expand this detail to other parts of the city in the near future, and will announce other dates as appropriate.
Commander Ronnie Supak
Killeen Police Department