New city vehicle policy allows Warner Robins police and firefighters to take kids to school

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Warner Robins Police Officers and Firefighters are able to take their kids to school in their city cars.

City council approved the new vehicle policy at their meeting Tuesday night. Officials have been allowed to take their kids to school in their cars in the past, but city leaders temporarily removed it from the policy for liability reasons. Once they confirmed their insurance covers children in the car, they put it back in. 

“Everyday these people put their lives on the line and we don’t even think about that sometimes. They’re just out there doing it. So, for them to just have that added benefit of being able to drop their kids off at school, is good for them,” said Mayor Randy Toms. 

Police officers said it makes their lives easier. They’re also happy about increasing officer presence at schools. 

“You have dramatically increased the number of vehicles that are on the roadway. Number one, for visibility and secondly, safety wise because they are extra eyes out there that are actually working. Have a working car with working radio, working lights and things like that,” said Assistant Police Chief John Wagner. 

Mayor Randy Toms explained the policy doesn’t allow anyone to ride in a city vehicle unless they’re on official business. He said the children have to be minors and must live in the city in order for them to be taken to school in the city car. 

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