They help keep students safe at the start and end of the school day.
Friday morning, junior police officers from 60 Oahu schools were recognized at the Honolulu Zoo.
They were treated to a picnic and also competed for drill honors.
JPOs urge all drivers to slow down when approaching a school, but it’s not the only problem.
“Most of the times its just people forget to put their blinkers on so nobody knows if they’re going to turn into the school or go straight,” says Naiya Logan, a 5th grader.
“People count on us to keep them safe and keep the other people safe. Who knows, someone might get hurt ,but we have to be there to help them,” says Hunter Comstock, also a 5th grader.
At Maemae Elementary School, JPOs take down the license plate number of any vehicle going too fast.
If the school is able to find an address, a letter is mailed asking the driver to slow down.