The New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center conducts training programs for Municipal Police Traffic Safety Officers that supervise school crossing guards. These workshops are intended to assist school crossing guard supervisors with uniform and comprehensive crossing guard training that will be implemented statewide to help crossing guards perform their duties more effectively and safely. The training will include crossing guard positioning and procedures, state and federal law and regulations, and hands-on practice to set up similar training for crossing guards in your community.
The New Jersey Crossing Guard Training and Resource Program is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (NJDHTS) with funding from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Please click here to read the letter from Acting Director Poedubicky from NJDHTS endorsing the crossing guard training program.
Here are some important resources that will provide guidance for consistent instruction for crossing guards and their supervisors:
- NJ Crossing Guard Training Manual (PDF)
- New Jersey Traffic Laws and Legislation (PDF)
- Crossing Guard Placement Considerations and Gap Assessment (PDF)
- Medical Examinations for Crossing Guards (PDF)
- Crossing Guard Performance Checklist (PDF)
- Crossing Guard Post Observation Report (PDF)
- Model Municipal Crossing Guard Policy (PDF)
- Crossing Guard Expectations and Duties Tip Sheet (PDF)
- Crossing Procedures Tip Sheet (PDF)
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Interested in a New Jersey Crossing Guard Training Program?
Regional training sessions for police officers and/or crossing guard supervisors will be held in the upcoming months. Training includes crossing guard positioning and procedures, state and federal laws and regulations, and hands-on practice in setting up similar training in your community. If you would like to receive more information about the training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use these new resources to enhance your school crossing guard program. If you have any questions about the materials or require any additional information, please contact the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center at email@example.com or call (848) 932-2833.