For better or worse, many students in Lower Bucks are returning to school this week for a new year of learning. Local police are giving their input to ensure the new semester is as safe as possible.

In Bensalem, the police department will be sending officers to schools on the first day to “promote a safe and successful school year. From Snyder Middle School to St. Ephrem’s and all around, police will make brief appearances.

“The police department is committed to fostering a safe environment for the students to learn,” the Bensalem Police Department said in a press release. A full list of schools and times is available here.

Meanwhile, Falls Township Chief William Wilcox is asking people to remain aware on the roadways.

“School starts this week,” Wilcox said. “I want to advise everybody to slow down and be cognizant of the kids crossing, be cognizant of the crossing guards, the buses. If you’re running late for work, and you’re into a school zone, please, please slow down. It’s the first week of school. Kids will be rambunctious, they’ll want to run out into the street.”

TMA Bucks also has an informative video about the rules surrounding stopping for buses, which is available here.