On Wednesday April 17th, Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel, Santa Cruz City Schools Superintendent Gary Bloom and the Santa Cruz City Schools Board of Trustees recognized and honored our team of school crossing guards at the school board meeting. Chief Vogel presented the school crossing guards with a chief’s commendation and Superintendent Bloom presented them with a certificate of recognition and appreciation.
The Santa Cruz Police Department School Crossing Guard Program is responsible for the safety of our children and pedestrians in school zones throughout the City of Santa Cruz. Our crossing guard program represents a partnership between the City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz City Schools and our community. The crossing guard program is comprised of 12 school crossing guards. Our mission is to create the safest environment possible for children in these intersections and thoroughfares. Our school crossing guards must commit themselves to the highest level of professionalism and responsibility in order to safeguard the wellbeing of our children as they walk to and from school.
The Santa Cruz Police Department, Santa Cruz City Schools and the Santa Cruz community recognizes and appreciates the exemplary service that our school crossing guards perform day in, day out, rain or shine, to keep our children safe. Our school crossing guards are responsible for providing safety to children and pedestrians in designated school zones throughout the City of Santa Cruz by escorting our children across the street going to and from school, reporting license plate numbers of reckless drivers and reporting all suspicious activity they observe around the schools. They are the caretakers of our community’s children.