As the 2019-20 school year begins, the Coral Gables Police Department is committed to safety in and around schools. From traffic enforcement, to educating both parents and students on safety, to the continuous training of the members of our department for any type of emergency situation. There are always concerns about school safety and that has become a top priority of the City of Coral Gables and the First Responders that work here in the City Beautiful. I am sure it's been a fun summer, but now it is time to meet both old and new school friends and learn new things. Make sure your children know that they need to tell you and us about anything they feel is out of place in their schools. The Coral Gables Police Department takes all these concerns very seriously and work with all school officials to investigate any claims that are of a threatening nature to anyone. And most importantly, as you are driving your children to school, drive safely in the neighborhoods around those schools. The Coral Gables Traffic Unit is aggressively patrolling those neighborhoods to enforce all our traffic laws including "Texting While Driving."