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Welcome to the Website of

P.J. Jacobs JHS

Police School Liaison Officer

Purpose

The purpose of the Police School Liaison Officer position at P.J. Jacobs is to serve within the community of Stevens Point while providing law enforcement services to a school community consisting of over 800 students and staff. Some of the more essential day to day activities and responsibilities of the P.J. Jacobs PSLO position consist of the following:

  • Classroom Education and Prevention
    • Gang Resistance and Education Training
    • Drug prevention presentations
    • Educational presentations
  • Investigation of illegal activities
    • Fights, Disorderly Conduct, and Assaults
    • Possession of Weapons
    • Harassment
    • Possession of illegal drugs and or underage possession of alcohol
    • Theft
    • Truancy
    • Child abuse
    • Traffic violations
  • Presence of an On-site Police Officer


Portage County K-9 Unit

In and effort to keep P.J. Jacobs JHS a drug free school, the Portage County K-9 Unit is utilized for periodic locker sweeps. K-9 Scout and his Handler Deputy Chad Weinberger visit P.J. Jacobs on a periodic basis throughout the school year. K-9 Scout is a highly trained police dog which is capable of detecting scents and odors of illegal substances.

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Pedestrian Safety at P.J. Jacobs

(Available Crosswalks)

Michigan Av. & College Av.

Michigan Av. & Main St.

Michigan Av. & Sims Av.

Main St. & Cross St.

Related Rules per State Statues

Crossing controlled intersection or crosswalk.

346.23(1) (1) At an intersection or crosswalk where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or by a traffic officer, the operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian, or to a person who is riding a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device in a manner which is consistent with the safe use of the crosswalk by pedestrians, who has started to cross the highway on a green or "Walk" signal and in all other cases pedestrians, bicyclists, and riders of electric personal assistive mobility devices shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully proceeding directly ahead on a green signal. No operator of a vehicle proceeding ahead on a green signal may begin a turn at a controlled intersection or crosswalk when a pedestrian, bicyclist, or rider of an electric personal assistive mobility device crossing in the crosswalk on a green or "Walk" signal would be endangered or interfered with in any way. The rules stated in this subsection are modified at intersections or crosswalks on divided highways or highways provided with safety zones in the manner and to the extent stated in sub.

(2) . 346.23(2) (2) At intersections or crosswalks on divided highways or highways provided with safety zones where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or by a traffic officer, the operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian, bicyclist, or rider of an electric personal assistive mobility device who has started to cross the roadway either from the near curb or shoulder or from the center dividing strip or a safety zone with the green or "Walk" signal in the favor of the pedestrian, bicyclist, or rider of an electric personal assistive mobility device.

Crossing at uncontrolled intersection or crosswalk .

346.24(1) (1) At an intersection or crosswalk where traffic is not controlled by traffic control signals or by a traffic officer, the operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian, or to a person riding a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device in a manner which is consistent with the safe use of the crosswalk by pedestrians, who is crossing the highway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

346.24(2) (2) No pedestrian, bicyclist, or rider of an electric personal assistive mobility device shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk, run, or ride into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is difficult for the operator of the vehicle to yield.

346.24(3) (3) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at an intersection or crosswalk to permit a pedestrian, bicyclist, or rider of an electric personal assistive mobility device to cross the roadway, the operator of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.

346.25 Crossing at place other than crosswalk. Every pedestrian, bicyclist, or rider of an electric personal assistive mobility device crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked or unmarked crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

346.28 346.28 Pedestrians to walk on left side of highway; pedestrians, bicyclists, and riders of electric personal assistive mobility devices on sidewalks.

346.28(1) (1) Any pedestrian traveling along and upon a highway other than upon a sidewalk shall travel on and along the left side of the highway and upon meeting a vehicle shall, if practicable, move to the extreme outer limit of the traveled portion of the highway.

346.28(2) (2) Operators of vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, bicyclists, and riders of electric personal assistive mobility devices on sidewalks as required by s. 346.47 . 346.29 When standing or loitering in roadway or highway prohibited.

346.29(2) (2) No person shall stand or loiter on any roadway other than in a safety zone if such act interferes with the lawful movement of traffic.

Wisconsin State Statutes

http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&vid=WI:Default&d=stats&jd=top



Designated Student Drop Off

The 1200 Blk. of Michigan Ave between Main St. and College Av. is the designated student drop off area.

All vehicles utilizing the drop off location should avoid drop off in the No Stopping, Standing, or Parking Zones designated by signs and yellow painted curbs.

All vehicle should especially avoid dropping off students in the designated crosswalks.

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Traffic Sign Awareness

Drivers:

All vehicles exiting the parking lot of P.J. Jacobs from Sims Av. onto Michigan Av. MUST TURN RIGHT ONLY between the hours of 7:00AM to 8:00AM and 2:30PM to 3:30PM. On school days only.

All vehicles traveling North bound on Michigan Av. in the 1200 blk. CAN NOT TURN LEFT ONTO COLLEGE between the hours of 7:00AM to 8:00AM and 2:30 PM to 3:30PM. On school days only.

Failure to obey offical posted sign may result in a traffic citation and fine.


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