Safe Routes to Schools
How to Request a Crossing Guard for Your School (Principal's Approval Required)
- Crossing Guards are free of cost for your school.
- Schools are encouraged to select their own Crossing Guards to expedite the process.
- Crossing Guards are hired and paid through the City of Detroit.
- Crossing Guards DO NOT have authority to direct traffic, they are only allowed to cross students.
- If you have traffic concerns, this division may be able to provide assistance by requesting a Traffic Assessment.
- Crossing Guard applicants must undergo a background check, drug screening and basic physical. *The City of Detroit pays for these requirements
- Crossing Guards are trained by the Detroit Police Department 3rd Precinct’s Traffic Division.
- The Crossing Guard Position is considered a Supplemental Employment Position. The payment is $6.88 per hour for 3 hours per day (1.5 hrs. in the morning for arrival and 1.5 hrs. in the afternoon for dismissal) 5 days per week during active school days.
To Begin the Crossing Guard Application Process
Detroit Police Department 3rd Precinct’s Traffic Division 2875 W Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202
- Contact Officer E. Brown or Officer T. Hamilton at the Detroit Police Department’s (DPD) 3rd Precinct’s Traffic Division at (313) 596-1457 to request the Crossing Guard Paper Application.
- If you have additional questions or concerns, you can contact:
- DPSCD PD’s Safe Routes to School Program Manager, Officer ReGina Hardy @ (email@example.com) or 313.748.6000
- DPD Officer E. Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 313.596.1457
- DPD Officer T. Hamilton (email@example.com) or 313.596.1457
On behalf of the Chief and the Department, we thank you for your service to DPSCD Children!
Have a very safe and successful school year!
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The DPSCD Police Department is comprised of an Executive Command Team, Police Officers, Investigators, Campus Police Officers and Security Officers, whose mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for students and staff, conducive for teaching and learning. The Department is housed in a new $5.6 million 23,000-sq ft. state of the art Command Center and Headquarters that opened in January 2011.
- Police and Security Operations Management
- School Officer Assignment
- Community Outreach (Safe Routes to Schools Initiative, Intervention Support, Safety Trainings for Students, Parents and Staff)
- Administrative Liaison (Community Use, Athletics and Special Events Planning)