Summer Waterfront Activites

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With Summer here and activities increasing along the Waterfront the City of Dunkirk Police Department is issuing the following safety reminders.

Please wear a seatbelt and have children secured properly in a child safety seat, it is a proven fact that seatbelts and safety seats save lives. Texting and talking on cell phones while driving is illegal and dangerous.

If you’ve had too much to drink and can’t safely operate your vehicle please don’t.

Be aware while travelling through our School Zones, the speed limit while school is in session is 15MPH with the exception of 20 MPH on Rt. 60 @ School # 3 and 25MPH on Rt. 5 @ School # 7.

Be aware of increased activity in the Wright Park/Serval Street areas. Little League Baseball and Softball are in full swing as well as several Softball Tournaments at Wright Park and Point Gratiot. There will be increased enforcement in this area as we are committed to providing a safe environment for Little League Baseball, Softball and Tournaments.  Motorists should be aware of the Babe Ruth League games on Lucas Ave.  Slow down and watch for pedestrians in all these areas.

Be aware of the activity at the City pier around the Boardwalk Market, Music on the Pier as well as the many activities around the waterfront establishments with bands, nightlife activities and several festivals that are planned.

During the course of the summer there will be several road races and walks along the waterfront, please pay attention and be cautious during these events.

A reminder about Park rules and regulations: Dogs must be on a leash and owners are responsible to pick up the dog waste, this is just common courtesy to all the others that use and enjoy our Parks. Alcohol consumption in permitted areas only. NO GLASS in any of the Park, Beach or City Pier areas. Littering is illegal and we ask for cooperation to keep our Parks and City Pier area clean. Containers in the Park areas are for garbage/litter generated only from the use of the Park, anyone who dumps personal garbage into these containers will be prosecuted.

The City of Dunkirk Police Department is committed to providing a safe environment along the Waterfront and in our Parks during the summer. We encourage everyone to come out and visit our Waterfront and Park areas to see what’s going on. We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised. We ask for the cooperation of our residents and visitors to please exercise caution while driving in the areas that have increased activities and we hope you enjoy the summer along the waterfront.  Please don’t hesitate to call the Communications Desk at 366-2266 if you see something out of the ordinary or have a question.

DPD Honors Students with Breakfast

5th Grade NCCS students Nathan Kush and Andrew Ellman, both 11, were honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons

 

Last Spring, the Dunkirk Police Department launched a community program where a student is picked up at their school by a City Police Officer and taken for breakfast in a marked patrol car to Tim Hortons on Lakeshore Drive East.  Dave and Gina Kron from Tim Hortons reserve a special table for the student and they graciously donate the cost of the student’s breakfast.  After breakfast the student is taken for a short ride with the Police Officer and then taken back to school. This program is an excellent opportunity for the students and parents to have a positive interaction with their Police Officers and to build a positive relationship. The program is aimed at rewarding students for their hard work and that their Police Officers and Community appreciate that hard work.    Chief Ortolano said then, “We want to commend the Krons and their employees at Tim Hortons for taking such good care of us when we bring the students in for breakfast.  They truly are a great community business partner.  We also want to thank all the schools for working together with us on this program.  It is these types of programs that continue to build positive Police/Community relations that will pay off in the future and hopefully create a few future Police Officers as well.”

5th Grade NCCS students Nathan Kush and Andrew Ellman, both 11, were honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons

Officer Rozumalski picking up 4th Grade Dunkirk School 4 student Kevin Lopez, 10, from his class while being honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons

4th Grade Dunkirk School 4 students Kevin Lopez, 10, was honored by DPD with Breakfast at Tim Hortons

4th Grade Dunkirk School 3 student Brayden Jaquith, 10, was honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons

Officer Rozumalski picking up 5th Grade Dunkirk School 5 student Jose Olivo-Agosta, 11, from his class while being honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons

4th Grade Dunkirk School 7 student Wilfred Parrilla-Rivera was honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons after being picked up by Chief Ortolano and Officer Edwin Gomez

4th Grade Dunkirk School 7 student Wilfred Parrilla-Rivera was honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons

5th Grade Central Christian Academy student Hannah Walker was honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons after being picked up by Officer Amy Noble and Officer Edwin Gomez