Court & Detention Services


​School Crossing Guard Program

The City of Dallas’ School Crossing Guard Program provides competent adult supervision to assist unaccompanied elementary students crossing streets near schools on their way to and leaving schools in Dallas City Limits. To ensure the safety of all students, each crossing guard receives comprehensive training on traffic laws and codes of the State of Texas and the City of Dallas pertaining to general pedestrian safety on public roadways (intersections/crosswalks). This program provides crossing guards for 7 Independent School Districts and 5 private schools located in Dallas City Limits.

CRITERIA FOR PLACEMENT OF CROSSING GUARDS

The City of Dallas Transportation Department developed a School Crossing Guard Assessment Criteria based on prevalent industry standards. In summary, a crossing guard is justified if: 20 or more unsupervised students are crossing lane/lanes, or students are crossing 4 or more lanes, or Exposure Index or Gap Study Warrant is met.

View a detailed flow chart outlining this process

HOW TO REQUEST A NEW CROSSING GUARD

School districts and private schools requesting a new crossing guard must complete the City of Dallas School Crossing Guard Request Form. This form is located online at dallascityhall.com on the home page of Court & Detention Services Department under Resources. Once completed, forward the form to cheritta.johnson@dallascityhall.com for consideration.

HOW TO BECOME A SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD

All individuals interested in becoming a Crossing Guard and want to know more about job requirements, pay rate, hours and available locations, please contact Mr. John Dotson with All City Management Services (the City of Dallas 3rd party provider) at 800-540-9290.

REGISTERING COMPLAINTS

To register a complaint regarding a school crossing guard or school crossing guard program, please call 311.