Thursday, March 2, 2023

Westland police seeing school crossing guards

The Westland Police Department is looking for candidates to serve as crossing guards in the city, helping students safely cross streets as they travel to and from classes.

Three students in the Wayne Westland Community Schools district have been involved in serious vehicle accidents during the past few months, officials said, proving the need for help at city intersections.

Candidates for the crossing guard positions will receive training in topics such as stranger danger, CPR/First Aid, missing persons, and other safety procedures. Crossing guards will be assigned to work at a variety of posts in school parking lots and at intersections throughout the city, police officials said.

Minimum qualifications for the job include a criminal history check and candidates must be aware of the responsibility for the safety of children. Candidates must be dependable and available to work during the hours of 7 until 9:30 a.m. and/or 2:30 until 4:15 p.m.

Crossing guards are paid $15 per hour and must be physically able to provide safe crossing for school children and pedestrians during school drop-off and dismissal, including observing and stopping vehicular traffic. Crossing guards also assist lost or injured students or others who may need assistance and should represent a positive image of the Westland Police Department and school district. 

Applications are available at the front desk of the police department or online at:

Applications can be completed online or printed and submitted at the Westland Police Department. Crossing Guards will work under the training and supervision of the Westland Police Department Traffic Bureau.

For more information, contact Ofc. Michael Aldini with the Westland Police Department Traffic Bureau at or (734) 722-9633.