As the school year inches closer, Upper Macungie Police will be on patrol again to guard students at bus stops.
The department is taking nominations for Operation Safe Stop, a police patrol program designed to make Upper Macungie Township school bus stops safer for everyone.
The program is designed to ensure the safety of children and parents at every bus stop, monitor the stop for school bus flashing red light violators and cite and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
Residents are encouraged to nominate their child's bus
stop by sending an e-mail to Sgt. Peter Nickischer at
Once nominated, your child's bus stop will
be added to a list of rotating stops that are monitored by patrol
officers in marked and unmarked police cars, as well as officers on foot.
In January, the Upper Macungie Police took over the popular program
created by the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police and expanded it to
include more stops and utilize more officers. The result was an enhanced
and largely successful proactive program that received accolades from
Upper Macungie residents and even safe stop requests from residents in
This school year, please help make this
program continue to flourish and grow. Simply follow the steps below to
nominate your child’s bus stop.
1) Send an e-mail to Sgt. Peter
Nickischer at email@example.com or call him at 484-661-5911.
You can also nominate stops on the department’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UMTPD.
2) Include your child's bus stop location with specific addresses with street names, house numbers, etc.
3) Include specific times for your child's stop. Time ranges are
acceptable, but may affect the frequency of safe stop checks. Specific
times are preferred. Failure to provide this information will result in
your child's stop being excluded.