Corporal Craig Goodson has been with the Odessa Police Department for 11 years.
His assignment on Tuesday was to keep the students at Dowling Elementary School safe by cracking down on speeding drivers.
"There’s zero tolerance in school zones."
In a 90-minute period, Corporal Goodson wrote citations to four drivers - who were going anywhere between 27 mph and 32 mph. The posted school zone speed limit is 20 mph.
"The majority of the violations are speed violations," Goodson said. "Now that school’s started back I don’t know if they’re just not realizing it or don’t remember that it’s there, or they’re just in the habit, but that’s the main problem."
Corporal Goodson, who has children of his own, knows extra speed or being distracted on the phone can have devastating consequences.
“It only takes a second to run a red light or run over a child in a school zone or hit a car in front of you that stopped because they were paying attention to what was going on,” he said.
Goodson has a message to drivers, "Slow down, pay attention to what’s going on around you and be aware, because it can happen in a second."
For Corporal Goodson – it’s more than dishing out tickets.
"I’m just trying to make my town a little bit better place to live."