Red Light, Green Light: School Crossing Guards Are Needed to Lead the Way


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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July 30, 2004

 

Red Light, Green Light: School Crossing Guards Are Needed to Lead the Way

 

For many Fairfax County children, it's almost time to dust off their backpacks for school, but children can't make it safely to the classroom without school crossing guards leading the way. Fairfax County needs to hire more crossing guards, and county residents are urged to apply.

Guards are needed at several police district stations across the county, including West Springfield (nine guards needed), Mason (two guards needed), Reston (three guards needed), McLean (two guards needed), Franconia (one guard needed), and Mount Vernon (one guard needed).

"Crossing guards are a vital partner in our mission to ensure the safety of our children," said Lieutenant Frank Cresswell of the Fairfax County Police Department's Youth Services Division.

Guards can earn up to $14.99 per hour while working 10 hours a week, and they are eligible for some county benefits. Interested applicants should call the district stations with openings to submit an application. Find the phone numbers for the district stations by visiting www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ps/police/police3.htm or check your phone book. A detailed job description can be obtained online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/jobs/listing/detail.asp?job=04-9012 or by calling a district station. Applicants do not have to live in the police district where they wish to work.

County residents who are interested in becoming crossing guards must have a high school diploma or a GED, issued by a state department of education. Applicants also must pass a medical exam and a criminal background check.

In addition to receiving free training and uniforms, newly hired guards may be eligible for county benefits, such as the health plan and retirement program.

For more information about the application process, contact the Fairfax County Police Department's Public Information Office at 703-246-2253, TTY 711.

 

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