School Crossing Guards

Who: 
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-School Crossing Guard Program

What:  
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will host the annual School Crossing Guard Program Appreciation Day. Length of Service Certificates, FDOT Badges, and Perfect Attendance, will be presented to 61 members.

Where:        
The event will be held at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo.

When: 
The program presentations will begin at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019.

How/Why: 
The Sheriff’s Office will recognize the service and dedication of members of the School Crossing Guard Program during Florida’s Annual School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day.

The Governor has designated Friday, February 1, 2019 as School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in the State of Florida. A total 61 members will be honored with the following:

·         Length of Service Certificates (11)

·         Florida Department of Transportation (34 FDOT badges)

·         Perfect Attendance Certificates (19)

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office School Crossing Guard Program presently has 153 crossing guards and 16 Region Coordinators covering school crossing posts for 38 elementary schools, 10 middle schools and 1 high school in the unincorporated area as well as in the contract cities of Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Seminole, St. Pete Beach, and Madeira Beach.

The School Crossing Guard Program began in 1972 as a volunteer program.  Through the years the program has grown to meet and adhere to F.D.O.T. standards. Each school crossing guard attends a mandatory six-hour classroom training session and two-hours of field training. This is followed up with three days of field training at the guard’s assigned post.

Media is invited to cover this event. Any inquires can be directed to Corporal D. DiFrancesco, ddifrancesco@pcsonet.com.

Posted by Dan Difrancesco Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:48:00 AM Categories: Events

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