Adult Part-time School Officer

Adult Part-time School Officer

The Alexandria Police Department staffs an Adult Part-time School Officer Program.  They play an important role in the lives of children who walk or bicycle to school. They help children safely cross the street at key locations. They also serve as a reminder to drivers of the presence of pedestrians. The presence of Adult Part-time School Officers can lead to more parents feeling comfortable about their children walking or bicy­cling to school. The primary role of an Adult Part-time School Officer is to guide children safely across the street. The Adult Part-time School Officer plays another key function–helping child develop the skills necessary to cross streets safely at all times.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 years old or over
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Ability to be present at assigned location from
  • Be able to provide their own transportation to assigned location
  • Must provide two forms of identification with one of these being a photo ID
  • No significant criminal history 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Submit a complete application to the Alexandria Police Department Traffic Division
  • Background Investigation
  • Drug and Alcohol Screen

Departmental Adult Part-Time School Officer Duties Include:

  • Discourage children from behaving unsafely near traffic, such as darting into the street without look­ing or crossing against a traffic signal.  A guard can encourage safe behavior by all pedestrians at the school crossing.
  • Use existing gaps in traffic to help students cross safely.  When the natural traffic flow does not allow enough time for children to safely cross a street, a guard may need to create gaps by stopping traffic temporarily. The guard stops traffic with hand sig­nals or a STOP paddle, then verbally directs chil­dren to cross the street.
    • A guard is always the first person in the street and the last person out of the street.
  • Alert motorists that pedestrians are in the process of using the school crossing
  • Observe and report any incidents or conditions that present a potential safety hazard to the schoolchil­dren or the guard.

ADULT SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS ARE EYES ON THE STREET FOR:

  • Unsafe driver behaviors
  • Unsafe pedestrian behaviors
  • Unlawful parking
  • Construction interfering with safe crossing
  • Unsafe street conditions
  • Damaged signs
  • Poor visibility
  • Suspicious activity
  • Improper or lack of bicycle hel­met use

EQUIPMENT
Reflective Vest, rain gear and hand held “Stop Paddle”

COMPENSATION

Currently, the compensation for an Adult Part-time School Officer is $7.25 per hour. Adult Part-time School Officers are paid biweekly working an average of 25 hours per week from August to May.

 

Contact Information

IF YOU THINK BEING AN ADULT PART-TIME SCHOOL OFFICER IS FOR YOU, PLEASE CONTACT:

Alexandria Police Department
Attn: TRAFFIC DIVISION
1000 Bolton Avenue
Alexandria, LA  71301
Phone: (318) 441-6409

Email Address: trafficdiv@cityofalex.com