Chadron PD Issues “Back To School” Reminders

By Officer Derek Bauer

As another summer is drawing to a close and the Chadron Public School district is preparing for the return of its students for the 2020-2021 school year, so the Chadron Police Department would like to pass on some friendly reminders before the start of this school year.  

The school year brings an increase of foot traffic and vehicular traffic.  Also, with each new school year we see new young drivers in our community gaining more freedom, and hopefully gaining some experience.

Please be more watchful and vigilant of the increased volume of foot traffic, particularly when students are walking to and from school. Some school buildings have open campus for lunch, so have care at those times as well. 

It is always a good idea to be extra cautious when driving by the schools at any time during school hours.  With heavy vehicle traffic it can be difficult to see a pedestrian until it is too late, especially if it is a child.  

State Law requires that the driver of any vehicle must yield right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks, so please ensure our children are able to cross the streets safely.

Chadron can be a hectic place to drive at times, especially around the Public Schools. Remember to give yourself a little extra time and take a second look.  And as always please remember to wear your seatbelt. 

Let’s make this a safe, educational and enjoyable school year. 

For any questions regarding the Chadron Public Schools, please contact Officer Derek Bauer at (308)432-0510 or email