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Photo of crossing guard.The Baltimore County Police Department needs men and women to serve as school crossing guards. If you have been thinking of a way to become more involved in your community while getting paid to do so, this is the time to act. Parents, grandparents, college students or anyone who wants to help insure the safety of children to and from school are encouraged to apply by August 30.

  • The pay is $13.43 per hour and the time commitment is only two hours daily, Monday through Friday.
  • When schools have off due to inclement weather, so do you, without loss of pay.
  • You incur paid leave as you gain years of experience.
  • You may receive paid national and state holidays from September through June.
  • Equipment and uniforms are free of charge.

Those wishing to apply to the Baltimore County Police Department for the position of crossing guard need to be at least 18 years old. All applicants will undergo a background check, including fingerprinting.

This is the perfect part-time job for stay-at-home parents, retirees and those with a little extra time in the morning and afternoon. The best part of the job is the satisfaction of knowing that you play a major role in keeping the children in your neighborhood safe in their travels. 

Additional information about the School Guard Team and how to apply to become a Baltimore County crossing guard are available online.

The next edition of On the Beat, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through September. This edition covers the following segments.

  • School Safety – Sergeant Anissa Watkins, of the Safe Schools Section, discusses the successful partnership between the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Public Schools. Sergeant Watkins speaks about the enhanced safety that the School Resource Officer (SRO) program brings to students and staff in Baltimore County Public Schools, and provides school safety tips.
  • Swearing-In Ceremony of Police Chief Melissa R. Hyatt – On June 17, 2019, Melissa R. Hyatt took the oath of office to become the 14th Baltimore County Chief of Police.
  • Precinct 9 White Marsh – Captain Joseph Conger discusses how the officers assigned to the White Marsh Precinct keep our citizens safe in the eastern portion of Baltimore County.

These segments are available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

On the Beat also airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

On Monday, December 18, the Baltimore County Police Department activated a new speed camera in a school zone.

The new speed camera is located at the corner of Providence Road and Southwick Drive across from Cromwell Valley Elementary School. For the first 30 days, motorists exceeding the speed limit by at least 12 mph will receive warnings rather than citations.

In compliance with state law, Baltimore County’s speed cameras operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., including during the summer months and on weekdays when school is not in session.

Further information on the use of speed cameras in Baltimore County can be found on our website.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017