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Elementary School

Safety Patrols



Make sure you have memorized the pledge in order to receive your belt and badge. 

 Safety Patrol Officers New
Corporal Terry Gloster, Sergeant Jim Whalen, Officer Terri Guilday, Officer John Johnson and Officer John Panetti

The School Safety Patrol Pledge

I promise to do my best to ...

report for duty on time, perform my duties faithfully,
strive to prevent injuries, always setting a good example myself,
obey my teachers and officers of the patrol,
report dangerous student practices,
strive to earn the respect of fellow students.


Safety Patrols

Criteria & Reminders

Safety Patrol Reminders

  1. Look, act and be alert
  2. Report for duty on time
  3. Always set a good example, know and practice safe walking rules
  4. Never stop cars!
  5. Perform your patrol duties faithfully
  6. Be neat and clean while on duty
  7. Be dependable and trustworthy
  8. Be courteous and polite at all times, treat others as you would like to be treated
  9. Wear you belt and badge proudly
  10. Remind students of safe walking rules without being "BOSSY"
  11. Give correct crossing signals to classmates
  12. Obey the rules of the patrol
  13. The three main functions of a patrol are:
    (A) Instruct
    (B) Direct
    (C) Control
  14. Remain seated on the bus

Safety Patrol Guidelines

Are you willing and capable of performing the following duties?

  1. Being alert while on post
  2. Reporting for duty on time
  3. Learning and practicing safe walking rules
  4. Performing your duties faithfully
  5. Being neat and clean while on duty
  6. Being dependable and trustworthy
  7. Being courteous and polite
  8. Being cooperative
  9. Give directions without being bossy
  10. Learn to give correct crossing signals to classmates
  11. Obey rules of the patrol, school, community and home

Safety Patrols

Bus Safety


School Bus Safety Video (1997)


Operation School Bus Safety Be Cool, Follow the Rules


School Bus Safety: Maryland Law

Patrol Picnic

 Check with the patrol sponsor at your school for the dates of this year's Safety Patrol picnic.


Contact Information

1st & 2nd Districts (Rockville)
240-773-6634 or 6635

3rd & 4th Districts (Wheaton)
240-773-5578 or 5579

5th & 6th Districts (Germantown)
240-773-6216 or 6217

Unit Sergeant

Unit Corporal
240-773 6632

Safety Patrols

Patrol Leadership Camp

The School Safety Unit of the Traffic Division of the Montgomery County Department of Police offers a week long overnight Leadership camp. The purpose of the school safety patrol camp is twofold: 1) to have fun in the camp environment by making friends and enjoying the activities provided, and 2) to become trained in the proper techniques needed to become a good safety patrol. Campers will learn the various responsibilities of being an effective safety patrol, they will also learn leadership skills, teamwork, traffic safety awareness and how to be a positive role model. This camp teaches a variety of safety skills and character building experiences for any interested rising 5th grader.

Location: Summit Lake Camp is a conference center located in Emmitsburg, Maryland

Date: TBD - check with your school safety patrol sponser

Registration Opens:  TBD - check with your school safety patrol sponser

More information and how to register

What to pack

Frequently Asked Questions