June 12, 2002
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
CARRIE RODGERS, (863)
534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, PAGER
KIM GARRETT, (863) 534-6377 OR (863) 819-1656, PAGER
School Crossing Guards Needed
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking
qualified men and women, who desire part-time positions, to work as school
crossing guards at locations throughout Polk County. The 2002-2003
school session will begin on August 7, 2002.
The School Crossing Unit includes approximately 200 part-time and
substitute crossing guards. The program was developed in the early
1970's, and presently there are 162 crossings throughout Polk County.
School crossing guards receive four hours of state-structured classroom
instruction, with an additional two days of on-the-job training in
accordance with the Ramon Turnquist Act. School crossing guards
annually receive a two hour re-certification course each new school year.
Crossing guards are part-time members of the Sheriff's Office assigned to
specific crossing locations throughout the county. The focus of the
school crossing guard is to encourage students to cross at proper
intersections and to provide information regarding pedestrian and bicycle
safety. It is their responsibility to oversee the safe crossing of
children traveling to and from elementary schools.
The guards report to their posts 5 days a
week, and often in inclement weather. Crossing Guards are some of
the most highly visible county employees, and they provide a positive role
model for children, one of Polk County's most valuable resources.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is an equal
opportunity employer. If you are interested in becoming a
school crossing guard, please call the School Crossing Unit at (863)