OPD cracks down on student crossing

'Operation Jump Street' safety initiative begins at 5 area high schools


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department is staging a no-crossing zone at five area high schools for both student arrivals and departures for the rest of the school year.

A new strategy, dubbed "Operation Jump Street," will target Dr. Phillips, Jones, Boone, Edgewater and Lake Nona high schools effective immediately.

Operation Jump Street is the latest move by Chief Paul Rooney to "create an awareness of the safety hazards caused when parents drop off students in traffic."

The four page traffic safety initiative comes just weeks after Local 6 's exclusive investigation into risky student drop off at Dr. Phillips High School.

A letter from Rooney calling for parents to stop the illegal drop-offs was posted on the Dr. Phillips high school website on Tuesday.
The five-school plan calls for police presence starting at 6:15 a.m. for the morning student drop off and again at 2 p.m. for school dismissal.

Any parent caught dropping off a student illegally will be fined $164 and hit with three points on their license.
Any student caught crossing illegally will be fined $64.50
Operation Jump Street will continue through June 6.