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Substitute School Crossing Guards Sought

Part-time Jobs Offered

The safety of children walking to and from area schools is the subject of an appeal for substitute crossing guards to fill in when demand arises.

Courtesy Polk County Sheriff's Office

If you are able to become a "guardian angle" and help ensure the safety of children as they travel to and from area schools on a part-time basis, the Polk County Sheriff's Office would like to hire you as a substitute crossing guard.

School Crossing Guard services are funded by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. The vital program provides adult crossing guards at selected hazardous school crossings to ensure the safety of elementary school children walking to and from school.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, substitute school crossing guards are needed in Lake Wales, Lakeland, Fort Meade, Bartow, Highland City, and Auburndale. The Sheriff's Office is currently seeking to hire qualified men and women in Polk County who desire to work as substitute crossing guards.

Applicants should be available to work for one hour in the morning and for 30 minutes in the afternoon when scheduled to work a crossing.

Anyone interested in applying in east Polk (Auburndale and Lake Wales) should contact Supervisor Courtney Branch at (863) 534-7300 ext. 109.

Anyone interested in applying in west Polk (Lakeland, Fort Meade, Bartow, and Highland City) should contact Supervisor Heather Strafford at (863) 534-7300 ext. 108.


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