Pedestrian safety is important to Sgt. Epps and the Burlington PD Traffic Division. In an effort to lower the number of crashes involving pedestrians the department is giving free reflective vests and bracelets to those who walk and bike when it's dark.
Officers are approaching people they see walking or biking to offer them safety information and a free reflective vest or bracelet. Police recommend walking against the flow of traffic, facing oncoming cars and using the sidewalk when it is available. You may pick up free reflective gear and informational pamphlets at the Burlington Police Department on 267 W. Front Street.