The Road Safety Unit is responsible for the
operation and management of the School Crossing Patrol Service
throughout the County Borough, including reviewing sites,
recruitment, training and supervision.
School Crossing Patrol Officers are employed, primarily to help
children cross the road safely on their way to and from school.
They can however stop the traffic for anybody who requires
assistance crossing the road, provided they are at their designated
site and within their hours of duty.
When a Patrol Officer shows their stop sign, motorists must
stop. Failure to do so could result in the driver being reported
and a fine incurred or penalty points placed on their licence.
All Patrol Officers within the Borough, are issued with
two-toned coats, which are currently sponsored by Bay Radio. The
uniforms are high spec, unique and consist of two high visibility
colours. This uniform serves as a timely reminder to all drivers
within the school proximity of the importance of slowing down,
especially during the darker morning and winter evenings.
At present we provide over 40 School Crossing Patrol Officers
across the Borough to assist with the journey to school, so please
assist them in keeping our residents safe by slowing down at or
around their site, parking well away to allow them to be visible to
all motorists and allowing them time to cross the pupils in their