June 3, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager
Polk County Sheriff's Office School Crossing Guards
The Polk County Sheriff's Office School
Crossing Section is in need of school crossing guards to work in areas
throughout the county during the upcoming 2004-2005 school year.
Currently the School Crossing Section includes over 200 permanent
part-time and substitute crossing guards. The program was developed in
the early 1970s, and there are more than 150 crossings throughout Polk
County. School crossing guards receive four hours of state-structured
classroom instruction, with an additional two hours of on-the-job
training in accordance with the Ramon Turnquest Act. School crossing
guards receive an additional annual two-hour re-certification course
prior to each new school year.
The focus of the school crossing guard is to encourage students to cross
at proper intersections. Guards also provide information regarding
pedestrian and bicycle safety.
If you have any questions regarding the School Crossing Section, or if
you are interested in becoming a school crossing guard, contact the
Community Services Section during normal business hours at (863)
297-1111 or 1112.
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