Adult school crossing guards provide children with a safe crossing of the roadway and model appropriate street skills and behavior to young children. It is also one of the most dangerous of municipal jobs due to slips, trips and falls and crashes involving motor vehicles. NJ SRTS compiles resources and tools to support school crossing guards and traffic safety officers.
New Jersey Crossing Guard Training Program: Check here for information on crossing guard training sessions conducted throughout New Jersey or to find more resources if you already attended crossing guard training.
Upcoming dates and locations for crossing guard supervisor training:
- March 25, 2014 in West-Windsor
- April 22, 2014 in Freehold
- May 28, 2014 in Mahwah
- June 2014 — TBD
Click here for more information and how you can sign up for training.
NJ Crossing Guard Training Program Summary Report 2013 (PDF) — A summary of the results of train-the-trainer sessions conducted in 2013.
NJ Crossing Guard Training Manual – full version (PDF) – Provides guidance on crossing guard training and supervision.
More Than Crossing Streets (PDF) – Training, policies and procedures for Crossing Guards in New Jersey based on results of research on the state of school crossing guard training and work conditions in New Jersey.
Model Municipal Crossing Guard Policy (PDF) – Developed as a guide for NJ municipalities seeking to adopt a School Crossing Guard Policy.
Laws and Guidance:
“Stop and Stay Stopped” Law for Pedestrians
New Jersey legislation passed in April 2010 requires motorists to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians crossing the roadway within marked crosswalks.
New Jersey Department of Health, Adult School Crossing Guards – A webpage providing links to state resources.
Federal Standards for Crossing Guards – Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices 2009 Edition