MCPS: Crossing Guards Needed to Keep Our Community Safe

by MCS Staff

The Montgomery County Police Department has openings for crossing guards. The position involves helping schoolchildren and other pedestrians cross the street, and providing traffic control at designated crossings. The Montgomery County Police Crossing Guard position involves the safe crossing of school children, other pedestrians, and control of traffic at designated crossings.

Contacts include school children and other pedestrians to issue instructions, such as when to proceed/stop; police officers to report motorists who do not comply with traffic laws; and school officials to report children and motorists who fail to obey instructions of the employee. Direct, routine assistance is provided to pedestrians and/or vehicles at busy intersections. Work may also be performed at other places, such as church crossings, walking field trips, or for special community County-wide events and emergencies. Work is performed independently with periodic checks by police officers at the crossing(s) to which the employee is assigned.

Work Hours and Compensation

  • Crossing Guards receive 2.5 hours of pay or 3.5 hours of pay depending upon the crossing.
  • Typically work hours are one half hour in the morning and one-half hour in the afternoon between the hours of 7:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
  • Employees in the position receive full benefits, receive on the job training, are provided uniforms and are expected to work regardless of the weather.

Applicants who agree to take the first available crossing assignment in the County will be processed quicker and will be transferred closer to their home as openings become available based on seniority. Apply here.


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