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Crossing guards needed in several Utah cities

Aug 15, 2022, 1:52 PM | Updated: 4:55 pm

ROY, UTAH – When kids head back to school we want to see our kids make it there safely.

Crossing guards help make that happen. 

The Roy Police Department put out the word that Roy and Hooper need crossing guards. 

Roy Police said it contracts with Weber County in Hooper for schools as well.

Ogden and Syracuse also that they have a shortage of crossing guards.

At last check, Roy had 26 positions open for crossing guards.

Stuart Hackworth, Public Information Officer for the Roy Police Department, said as traffic has become busier, the need for crossing guards has increased. Filling those positions has been more difficult. 

“I’ve been here for a while. We had a core set that were here forever, and as the number of positions has opened, and with things going the way it is, it’s hard to fill positions regardless,” said Hackworth.

Hackworth said those interested are guaranteed 15 hours for the week, but crossing shifts usually last about 45 minutes to an hour, giving them a little time to set up and take down. 

There are two crossing guards stationed in the morning and the afternoon at some of the busier crossings. 

Hackworth said the job would be perfect for retirees, a stay at home parent, or someone who needs a little extra flexibility. 

“Have somebody who doesn’t want to commit to a regular schedule, we have a position for fill-ins. It’s a nice option for someone who, no schedule but can commit a couple times a week,” said Hackworth.  

Hackworth said the crossing guards usually end up connecting with the kids because they are assigned to a specific crossing, so they see those kids regularly. 

If you are interested in applying or learning more, you can visit the Roy City Police Department Facebook page

or visit their website at royutah.org.

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Crossing guards needed in several Utah cities