Safety Patrol Program

The school Safety Patrol was started in 1935 by the San Diego Police Department and began at just one school. Its purpose was to help elementary school children cross streets safely on their way to and from school and to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicycle collisions involving elementary-age students.

The School Safety Patrol is in nearly 90 schools throughout the city. There are nearly 2,000 fifth and sixth grade students serving as Patrol members. It is their job to cross children and adults safely at their school locations. They are selected, trained, and supervised on an ongoing basis by Juvenile Services Team Officers from eight area stations of the San Diego Police Department. Their jobs include:Field School Patrol

  • Control pedestrian traffic

  • Control vehicle traffic

  • Watch and report traffic violations


School Safety Patrol members are rewarded for their work monthly,either through promotions or weekend activities. These can include:

  • Free holiday carnival

  • Outings to sporting events

  • Movies

Want to join the School Safety Patrol?

In order to become a member of Field Elementary's School Safety Patrol, this process must be followed:

  1. Your teacher must recommend you. Teacher recommendations are accepted during the month of April.

  2. Mr. Pedrotti must sign your enrollment packet.

  3. Your parents must sign your enrollment packet.

  4. Complete special training provided by School Patrol Officer and School Patrol Advisor.

The Field Elementary Safety Patrol monitors the crosswalk at the corner of Dubois St. and Bannock Ave. before and after school. All members of the patrol squad meet once a week in room 4. The advisors for the Safety Program are:

If you have questions/concerns about Field Elementary School Safety Patrol ,please contact any of the listed advisors above.

For more information about the School Safety Patrol, visit the San Diego Police Department"s website

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