Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-School Crossing Guard Program
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office honors school crossing guards’ service and dedication during Florida’s annual School Crossing Guard Program Appreciation Day. To show our appreciation, Length of Service and Perfect Attendance certificates will be presented to our members.
Due to COVID restrictions the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, will not hold a formal in-person event; however, each crossing guard will be honored individually with their certificates at their school post.
Crossing guards will be presented certificates at their school post on Friday, February 5, 2021.
The Governor has designated Friday, February 5, 2021, as School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in the State of Florida.
The Sheriff’s Office will recognize the members of our School Crossing Guard Program for their professionalism and tireless efforts in keeping our children safe.
A total of 148 members will be honored with the following:
•Length of Service Certificates (28): 16 five-year certificates, five 10-year certificates, five 15-year certificates, one 20-year certificate, and one 25-year certificate.
•Perfect Attendance Certificates (53)
The Sheriff’s Office School Crossing Guard Program began in 1972 as a volunteer program. Through the years the program has grown to meet and adhere to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) standards. Currently, the team consists of 132 crossing guards who provide service to 192 school crossing posts in the unincorporated area as well as the contract cities of: Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Seminole, St. Pete Beach, and Madeira Beach. In addition, the crossing guards provide their service at two charter and two fundamental schools within the county.
Crossing guards attend a mandatory eight-hour training session, which includes classroom and field training when they are hired at the Sheriff’s Office. Returning guards attend mandatory four-hour training, which is followed by continuous field training throughout the year.
The Sheriff's Office is seeking applicants for part-time crossing guard positions. Crossing guards are tasked with ensuring the safety of children as they arrive and leave schools each day.
For more information or to apply for a crossing guard position, visit the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office recruitment page at https://www.pcsoweb.com/administration/human-resources/current-openings#CurrentOpenings.
Video for the CG Appreciation Day can be found here:
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