Binghamton Needs School Crossing Guards

By Jessica Light

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 7, 2007 at 6:39 PM EDT

The police department oversees the program.

Guards make sure children who walk get too and from school safely.

When a guard calls in sick, then a police officer has to cover the shift.

And that diverts officers from their regular patrols.

So the city's looking for people to fill two pools of substitute guards.

One for the morning and one for the afternoon shift.

"Its again a community spirited type of job where not only are you working to supplement your income but you feel like your providing a secure area for the children to cross safely," says Sgt. Daniel Correll of Binghamton Police.

Correll says Binghamton still needs 3 full time crossing guards and about 10 substitutes.

The Police Department's holding a Crossing Guard Information and Orientation Meeting on August 23 at 9:30am.

For more information you can call 772-7008.

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