The New York City Police Department is seeking to fill several vacancies for school crossing guards. The job description is as follows:

Duties and Responsibilities

Directing pedestrian and vehicular traffic at an assigned school crossing and performing related work.

Examples of Typical Tasks

  • Regulates traffic, in accordance with traffic lights, at an assigned school crossing to permit safe crossing of elementary school children and other pedestrians during specified morning, noon and afternoon periods.
  • Stops vehicular traffic to permit safe crossing if there are no traffic lights, or if the traffic lights are defective, at the assigned school crossing.
  • Notifies supervisor of defective traffic lights or signs.
  • Reports incidents of traffic violations at assigned location.

There is no formal requirement of education or experience needed. However, all candidates must be able to understand English and be understood in English.

Prospective candidates must pass a qualifying medical examination and a character investigation. School Crossing Guards work five (5) hours per day for a maximum of 25 hours per week.

Schedules may vary by the school but generally are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm. The starting rate of pay is $9.88/hour.

Every effort is made to assign guards to a school crossing within the confines of the resident precinct or a neighboring precinct.

School Crossing Guards are eligible to enroll in a City-sponsored health insurance program if they work twenty (20) hours a week on a steady basis.

Go here to download and submit application at any local police precinct.


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  1. Hi. I missed the Training because of Pregnancy. when is there a new training for crossing guard? and what do i have to do?



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