UNION, NJ – Union police are alerting residents that officers are proactively patrolling schools during drop-off and pick-up times and issuing appropriate summonses to vehicle owners violating parking or traffic laws.

According to Union police, there are numerous traffic safety concerns near Township of Union Schools during arrival and dismissal times.  Summonses are being issued either in person or via the mail to the registered owner of the vehicle observed in violation.

“In many instances,” read a social media post from Union police, “the driver of the vehicle departs the area prior to the officer completing the summons.  The officer then completes the summons and mails the summons to the registered owner.”  The post indicates similar situations occur in and around the area of Union Center. 

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"During the school year," read the letter from Union police accompanying a summons, "officers respond to literally hundreds of complaints about parking and traffic violations on streets around our schools."  The letter continues, "We realize that parents who drive their children want to drop them off in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon as close to school as possible, but this often causes problems beyond what you may recognize.  Police must protect the safety of eveyone."

“We appreciate your cooperation and compliance with all local parking and traffic laws,” concluded the post from Union police.