Law of The Month
School Zone Violations, including Failure to Stop For or Obey an Adult Crossing Guard
The law of the month for April will be School Zone Violations, including Failure to Stop For or Obey an Adult Crossing Guard. Our children are our most valuable asset in the community. The crossing guards are committed to keeping our children safe by patrolling several of the busiest intersections in the city.
We need help from the people in our community to work with our crossing guards to keep our children safe. We ask when you are driving and see a school zone that you slow down. When you see a crossing guard, please pay special attention and obey their instructions. Remember, when the crossing guards are in the roadway, with their hand held stop sign extended, you must stop for the entire time they are in the roadway. Only after the crossing guard puts their stop sign down and they step out of the roadway should you proceed to drive.
Wisconsin State Statute 346.46(2m) reads: Every operator of a motor vehicle approaching a school crossing, which is controlled by an adult school crossing guard, shall follow the directions of the school crossing guard. If directed by the school crossing guard to stop, the operator shall stop the vehicle not less than 10 feet nor more than 30 feet from the school crossing and shall remain stopped until the school crossing guard directs the operator to proceed.
Wisconsin State Statute 346.57(4)(b): No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of fifteen miles per hour when passing an intersection or other location properly marked with a “school crossing” sign of a type approved by the department when any of the following conditions exist:
1. Any child is present.
2. A school crossing guard is within a crosswalk at the intersection or the other location or, if no crosswalk exists, is in the roadway at the intersection or the other location.
3. A school crossing guard is placing in or removing from the roadway at or near the intersection or other location a temporary sign or device that guides, warns, or regulates traffic.
(c) Fifteen miles per hour when passing a safety zone occupied by pedestrians and at which a public passenger vehicle has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers.
Thank you for assisting us with keeping our children safe.
Sex Offender Info
Julian E. Smith
Birthday: July 5, 1967
Height: 6’ 1” Weight: 149
This is a change of address notification on Julian E. Smith who was released from prison on March 12, 2013 after serving prison time for one count of Throwing/Expel Bodily Substances. Smith has previous convictions for Possession/Viewing of Child Pornography and 1st Degree Sexual Assault. Smith was convicted of sexually assaulting 5- and 6-year-old female relatives and a 7-year-old female acquaintance.
Special conditions of Julian E. Smith’s supervised release:
1) No contact with victims, no unsupervised contact with minors, no presence in taverns, bars, or liquor stores, and no use of alcohol or illegal drugs.
2) Comply with all rules of high risk sex offender supervision, and cooperate with electronic monitoring.
3) Face-to-face contact with law enforcement as required, lifetime registration and GPS with Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program.
Julian E. Smith will be moving to 231 W Follett Street in the City of Fond du Lac on or about April 7, 2017. Smith will be required to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet.
Fond du Lac Police Department: Emergency Dial 911 - Non Emergency: 322-3700
Division of Community Corrections: 929-2983
Information on the Internet:
For Your Info
Police Benevolent Association Scholarships
The Fond du Lac Professional Police Association will once again be awarding scholarships to local high school seniors in the Fond du Lac area.
Nominees will be judged on the basis of multiple achievement, character, leadership, community service and scholarship.
These scholarships are made possible through annual Fond du Lac Police Benevolent Association fund raisings.
Deadline for the scholarship applications will be April 18, 2017 .
Applications can be obtained at the front desk of the Fond du Lac Police Department located at 126 North Main Street. Questions can be directed to Lead Detective Steve Kaufman at 322-3725.