Regional police promote student safety through annual Walk the Chalk campaign

Waterloo regional police are encouraging people to join their annual #WalktheChalk campaign. (@WRPSToday / Twitter)

As students head back to the classroom on Tuesday, Waterloo regional police are reminding everyone to stay safe through their annual Walk the Chalk campaign.

Parents, caregivers and children are encouraged to write safety messages in sidewalk chalk to push everyone to be aware of their surroundings.

Throughout the first week of September, officers have also been writing messages along sidewalks to promote safety.

The hope is that anyone walking, biking or driving will be vigilant on and near the roads.

Anyone taking part in the safety campaign is welcome to send regional police a drawing or video of their back-to-school safety message.

What great reminders to share with our children as they head back to school tomorrow morning.

Thank you for sharing your #WalkTheChalk message! pic.twitter.com/i8rrEyJnX4

— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) September 6, 2021

Kaleb, thanks for sharing this great #WalkTheChalk message.

As students head #BackToSchool �� �� this week, we encourage parents and caregivers to promote safety with their children and remind them to stay alert while on the school bus and while walking or biking to school. pic.twitter.com/76ar8YWFtu

— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) September 6, 2021

As students begin to head back to school on Tuesday, don’t forget to take part in our annual #WalkTheChalk event and #SafetyAmbassadorCampaign.

To learn how to get involved visit: https://t.co/uO8IGqjVTO pic.twitter.com/W7QgXLsjB9

— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) September 5, 2021