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Published August 23, 2012, 06:04 PM

Fargo Police hold Blue Days in conjunction with start of school

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- School zones were packed this morning with students walking, biking, and getting off the bus. It's the first day of school.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- School zones were packed this morning with students walking, biking, and getting off the bus. It's the first day of school.

Fargo police are trying to make sure those students stay safe. Police are doing extra patrols of school zones today and tomorrow. The so-called Blue Days are meant to remind drivers to slow down and watch for children after a long summer.

Even police department administrators are on patrol, but they say handing out tickets isn't the goal.

Keith Ternes - Fargo Police Chief: "We're really not all that interested in writing a lot of citations, we simply want people to slow down, obey the speed limit. Again, it's all based and revolves around making sure that as kids are coming and going from school for the first couple of days that they're able to do that in a safe manner."

Police Chief Keith Ternes says the department is going for increased visibility in the community.

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