Boy and Girl Cops to Direct Traffic
From The Indianapolis Times, Tuesday, September 11, 1923: Police officers from the traffic accident prevention bureau will organize accident prevention councils in the 69 public schools and 21 parochial schools to make Indianapolis safe for school children. Each council will be composed of one or two students from the fourth through eighth grade with a teacher as chair. The councils will select 400 students to be accident prevention officers and Police Chief Herman F. Rikhoff will officially appoint each one and place a badge or an arm band on him. The school “cops” will take a pledge of duty and be assigned to direct traffic at dismissals and to watch in the playgrounds at recess. The Indianapolis Auto Trade Association will donate silk flags to be given to schools with perfect safety records at the end of the school year.
“Boy and Girl Cops to Direct Traffic,” The Indianapolis Times, 11 September 1923, p. 1:1