This year, volunteers will use an LPD vehicle to comb the neighborhoods around Lansing's school after the bell rings.
Their presence, the police say, will help cut down on a rampant problem. Bullying, as we all know it, is still alive and well. Add cyber bullying and other more modern techniques to the usual and police fear it constitutes a criminal risk.
"When a bully is tired of getting bullied," Sgt. Darrin Southworth explains, "they act out."
The POPS program, as they are calling the parent volunteers, is still in preliminary recruiting stages. Chief Mark Alley is hopefully it will grow-- use more vehicles and cover more area--if the volunteer response is great enough.
To volunteer, contact Sgt. Emmons at 483-4628.