As you may know, April is distracted driver awareness month, and the police department is focused on keeping all of our drivers safe, but especially our teen drivers.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, distracted driving causes more than 100,000 traffic accidents each year in Texas.
Teen drivers are even more at risk, so we encourage parents to talk with the teens in your home to ensure that they are as safe as possible on the road.
In addition, the police department will be focusing our attention on Southlake’s school zones.
We want to ensure that our Dragons are able to safely walk to school and that all drivers are obeying the law while in a school zone.
Help us by observing the school zone speed limit, stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks, and keeping your hands on the wheel and off your phones while driving through a school zone. Thank you and drive safely.
Mark your calendar now and make plans to join Southlake Police Chief Stephen Mylett this Thursday, August 29th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the community room at DPS Headquarters. It will be an open forum and your opportunity to talk with the Chief. We hope to see you there!
Mark your calendar and come have coffee and a chat with Southlake Police Chief Stephen Mylett on Thursday, April 25, 2013 At Panera Bread on Southlake Blvd. See you there!
Each week First Graders at Johnson Elementary School are treated to a very special mystery reader. The students have no idea who it’s going to be until the mystery reader walks in. This time it was our own Southlake Chief of Police Stephen Mylett. The students were really excited to meet the Chief and he thoroughly enjoyed reading to the kids. “Education is so important to our young people. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to encourage students to read and learn as much as they can and hopefully influence them a positive way,” said Chief Mylett.
Chief Mylett read, “The Day in the Life of a Police Officer and Officer Buckle.” The kids loved it and afterwards they were able to ask the Chief lots of questions. Chief Mylett also gave each student a Southlake Police Officer badge.
School teachers and administrators from Johnson Elementary said they really appreciated the Chief taking time out of his busy schedule for the kids. The students also made “Thank you” cards for the Chief. Here’s a big “Shout out” to the First Graders at Johnson Elementary!