The five officers of the Safety Education Unit present safety programs for children who attend Duval County Public elementary schools. The Officers present an "Officer Friendly" program for the kindergarten and first grades, "Stranger Danger" assemblies for the second through fourth grades, and "Safety Patrol" training for the fifth grade Safety Patrols. The officers travel to Washington, D. C. each June with the Safety Patrol students to tour our nations capital.
Programs are also available for day care facilities and private schools.
School Crossing Guard Program
The officers also manage the School Crossing Guard program. School Crossing Guards are part-time employees who are assigned to numerous intersections throughout the city to assist children in traveling to and from school.
School Crossing Guard Positions Available - Please click here for more information. (March 10, 2017)
For more information about becoming a School Crossing Guard or for an application, please call Community Affairs at (904) 630-2160 or email JSOCommunityAffairs@jaxsheriff.org.
Officers also organize and participate in an annual Safety Patrol Appreciation Play Day held at the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville (JaxPAL), 3450 Monument Rd., where the patrol children compete in games and are given lunch and prizes.
If you have any questions or would like to set up a program free of charge, call any Safety Education Officer at (904) 630-2160.