Safety Resource Officer - Bryan Sheldon

Contact Information

  • Officer Bryan Sheldon

    School Resource Officer

    Lake Oswego Police Department

    bsheldon@ci.oswego.or.us

School Safety

  • As the first month of school has been completed and the safety of our students and staff as my number one priority, I wanted to address traffic related issues on and around our school campuses. While speeding is inherently a poor driving habit, it is not necessarily the reason for poor driving. Distracted driving is the number one cause for traffic related crashes in the United States. Distracted driving encompasses all forms of distraction, whether using a cell phone or radio or talking with passengers or any other form of distraction that prevents focus on the task at hand which is driving safely. Speeding is one common result of distracted driving.

    I emphasize safe driving practices on and around our school campuses because it generates a number of complaints not only to the Lake Oswego Police Department but also to our schools. As a reminder, school zone speed limit is 20 MPH. Whether there is a sign that states such speed between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM on school days or when children are present or if there is a yellow blinking signal indicating the school zone and time period, we all need to pay attention when driving around our schools.

    The Lake Oswego Police Department regularly conducts school zone enforcement at many of our schools, whether it be for speed, cell phones, seatbelts, stop signs, and pedestrians in crosswalks. In my experience, many of the drivers our officers contact for various violations are often parents of students they just dropped off or picked up at school.

    Please be considerate of not only the students in our community, but each other as well. We all have busy lives, and it can be easy to get caught up in our own schedules. While we are driving, let us take a moment and think about what is most important when behind the wheel. Let’s get to where we are going safely, even if that means being a few moments late, it’s better than not at all. The impact of one mistake could be huge, and the impact of good driving behaviors not only keeps people safe but teaches our students valuable lessons before they get behind the wheel of car. Below are the school zone times for all 10 schools within the LOSD:

    Signaled school zones:

    Lake Oswego HS/Lake Oswego JHS

    7:55 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

    3:15 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

    Lakeridge HS

    7:55 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

    3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Lakeridge JHS

    8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

    3:40 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

    Lake Grove ES/Westridge ES

    7:50 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.

    2:25 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

    Signed School Zones

    Forest Hills ES

    When children are present and school days from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Hallinan ES

    When children are present and school days from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Oak Creek ES

    When children are present and school days from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

     

    Bryan Sheldon
    School Resource Officer
    Lake Oswego Police Department/Lake Oswego School District
    503.635.0245 (office)
    503.635.0238 (non-emergency dispatch)
    bsheldon@ci.oswego.or.us
    sheldonb@loswego.k12.or.us