Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Shanley, 863 534-6631 or
Crossing Guard Recognition Luncheon Set For This Saturday
The Polk County Sheriff's Office School Crossing Section will host the
annual School Crossing Guard Recognition Luncheon this Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the W.H. Stuart Conference Center located on South US Highway 17
At the luncheon, over 200 school crossing guards will be recognized for their dedicated and faithful service to the Polk County Sheriff's Office
and the community. School crossing guards cross approximately 10,000 to 15,000 children every school year at 159 crossings throughout the county.
School crossing guards encourage students to cross at proper intersections.
Guards also provide information regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety.
School crossing guards are frequently, but not limited to, retired residents
who feel a sense of community commitment. Deputies often rely on school crossing guards to advise them of traffic problems in the communities
surrounding school crossings. Crossing guards also have been able to provide
important information regarding criminal events occurring in their assigned
If you have any questions regarding the School Crossing Section or the
Annual Recognition Luncheon, contact the Community Services Section during
normal business hours at (863) 534-0980.
Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media
A text only version of this release is also available.