The first day of classes for schools in the Georgetown school district is Monday, August 24. The Georgetown Police Department reminds drivers to slow down in school zones. As students go back to school, police will be monitoring school zones throughout the city.
Look for the school zones at most of these Georgetown ISD schools:
- Carver Elementary, 4901 Scenic Lake Drive
- Cooper Elementary, 1921 NE Inner Loop
- Ford Elementary, 210 Woodlake Drive
- Frost Elementary, 711 Lakeway Drive
- McCoy Elementary, 401 Bellaire Drive
- Mitchell Elementary, 1601 Rockride Lane
- Pickett Elementary, 1100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard
- Purl Elementary, 1700 Laurel Street
- Village Elementary, 400 Village Commons
- Williams Elementary, 507 E. University Avenue
- Benold Middle School, 3407 Northwest Boulevard
- Forbes Middle School, 1911 NE Inner Loop
- Tippit Middle School, 1601 Leander Road
- East View High School, 4490 E. University Avenue
- Georgetown High School, 2211 N. Austin Avenue
- Georgetown Alternative Program, 502 Patriot Way
- Richarte High School, 2295 N. Austin Avenue
- Williamson County Academy/Lott Juvenile Detention Center, 200 Wilco Way
School zone speed limits are in effect during the posted hours or when yellow lights are flashing. The fine for speeding in a school zone is $10 per mile over the limit, plus state court costs. This would mean a $229 fine for driving 30 mph in a 20 mph zone, for example.
State law prohibits the use of a wireless communication device in a school zone during the posted hours or when yellow lights are flashing.
The City of Georgetown will hold a grand opening for the new Public Safety Operations and Training Center on Friday, July 10. A ceremony and ribbon cutting event with Mayor Dale Ross starts at 2:30 p.m. A come-and-go open house will be held the next day on Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both events are open to the public.
The Georgetown Police Department and Georgetown Fire Department Administration moved into the new center on February 2. The facility is located at 3500 DB Wood Road next to Fire Station 5.
The 76,000 square-foot main building of the new center houses all Police Department employees as well as Fire Department administration, fire and life safety, plans review, and Code Enforcement employees. The center also houses the City’s emergency operations center, 911 emergency communications center, CSI lab, secure interview suite, volunteer area, victim services area, fitness area, locker rooms, defensive tactics training room, and large training room.
Training elements of the facility include a 17,000 square-foot tactical building with classrooms and reality-based training bay, as well as a slow-speed driving track.
Energy-efficiency features of the center include outdoor LED lights, energy-efficient indoor lights fixtures, and room occupancy sensors, as well as windows, skylights, and light wells that allow natural lighting to reach both floors.
Landscaping includes native and drought tolerant plants to reduce water use. Vegetated drainage areas allow storm water to be absorbed rather than running off the site.
The architectural design team for the center included Architects Design Group and KAH Architecture. Bartlett Cocke General Contractors was the construction contractor for the $29.3 million facility.
Georgetown voters approved funding for the facility in a bond election in 2011.
The new center replaces the former main police department building at 809 Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. That 1910 historic Light and Waterworks building will be repurposed as one component of the Downtown West campus, currently under development.
Map to the Public Safety Operations and Training Center:
The Georgetown Police Department announces it has joined SafeTrade, a national initiative for safely completing online transactions when meeting in person.
SafeTrade is a simple program for police departments to encourage transactions at their facilities and for users to insist on “SafeTrade” by conducting their transactions only at a local police or sheriff’s office.
The decision to offer our facility as a SafeTrade location was a no-brainer, says Capt. We are in the business of protecting and this was an easy way for us to promote a safer transaction between buyers and sellers of merchandise.
The SafeTrade logo can be used by sellers (without charge) on any ads posted to promote safety and security, and by police departments to indicate they are hosting their location for SafeTrade transactions.
In the past few months, a growing number of police departments in the U.S. have offered to host online transactions, most of them referring to sites such as Craigslist as the reason. Participating police departments can now post banners or use logos referring to their facilities as SafeTrade Stations. Additional information is available at www.safetradestations.com.
The lobby of the Public Safety Operations and Training Center is available during business hours as a SafeTrade location. The parking lot is available 24-hours. Georgetown Police Department encourages traders to conduct business during daylight hours. All sales are civil matters and officers should not be called on to intervene.
The Georgetown Police Department is located at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 D.B. Wood Road, Georgetown, TX, 78628.