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Wooster police to start randomly riding school buses to increase positive interactions with students

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jan 07, 2020

WOOSTER, Ohio — Wooster police officers are going to start randomly riding on school buses.

The Wooster City School District said the Wooster Police Department will provide positive interactions with students and enhance safety on the buses.

"We want our students to build positive and authentic relationships with our dedicated police officers and we are, collectively, always looking to enhance the safety and security of our bus routes," said Wooster City School District Superintendent Michael Tefs.

There will not be a set schedule for officers riding buses.

It will happen occasionally.

"Randomly, over the course of the school year, a Wooster police officer will ride on a school bus in an effort to have yet another avenue where we can positively interact with the kids in the district we serve," said Assistant Wooster Police Chief Scott Rotolo. "This is another way the WPD and Wooster City School District can partner to provide positive experiences with the police."