Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
School Crossing Guard Program
What: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office School Crossing Guard Program’s Annual Appreciation Day.
Where: The event will be held at Elk’s Lodge # 1525 located at 1240 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin FL.
When: The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, with the badge and Length of Service certificate presentation by Sheriff Bob Gualtieri set to begin at 10:30 a.m.
The Sheriff’s Office is set to honor 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 7, 2014 as School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in the State of Florida.
The event will be held at Elk’s Lodge # 1525 located at 1240 San Christopher Drive in Dunedin from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
At 10:30 a.m. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri will present Length of Service certificates to members and school crossing guard badges to guards who have most recently completed their initial Florida Department of Transportation (F.D.O.T.) certification.
- Length of Service certificates (12)
- Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) badges (30)
- Florida Department of Transportation trainer certificates (8)
- Perfect Attendance Certificates (30)
The PCSO School Crossing Guard Program presently has 136 crossing guards covering 187 school crossing posts for 36 elementary schools, 9 middle schools and one high school in the unincorporated area as well as in the contract cities of Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Seminole 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.
The media is invited to attend. For further information please contact the Sheriff’s Public Information Office at (727) 582-6221.