We each have a role in ensuring safety for ourselves and others as we travel throughout our city. Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists are all responsible for following traffic laws. For adults, following these rules can be simple, but children need guidance. In Philadelphia, where a majority of students walk, bike, or take public transit to school, school crossing guards are vital to the safety of school students.

What We Do

School crossing guards contribute to the success of Philadelphia students and are important to school communities. Rain or shine, crossing guards promote the safety of students walking to and from school.

School crossing guards are assigned to intersections within two blocks of schools serving grades K-5. They work part-time rain or shine during school days in the morning from 7-9 a.m. and afternoon from 2-4 p.m., with afternoon adjustments for early dismissal.

Join the Team

Do you want to contribute to the success of Philadelphia’s young people? Join the team!

The city hires school crossing guards to help students walk safely to and from schools throughout the year. School crossing guards receive health benefits, pension benefits, and paid time off.

Interested in applying? Submit an application today.

Crossing guards are assigned to neighborhood police districts. If you want to be a crossing guard, you can request to work in a police district convenient to you. Don’t know which police district you live in? Use the City’s map to find your police district.



Learn about the unit responsible for promoting the safety of Philadelphia students as they walk to and from school
How to request a Crossing Guard near a K-to5 school