School Safety Unit

The School Safety Officers, operate from their office located at the Academy for Innovative Studies, 2319 Stringtown Road.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Phone: (812) 475-1336
Fax: (812) 435-6226

The School Safety Unit is staffed by one Sergeant and one officer who are responsible for directing the School Crossing Guard program which facilitates the safe operation of the school crossing zones. They are supervised by the school liaison sergeant.

The mission of the School Safety Unit is to provide a safe environment for students walking to and from school. The concept of the program started in Evansville Indiana in 1918 and has now grown throughout the world. There are approximately six hundred Safety Patrol boys and girls participating in the Evansville program. Fifty-one Adult Crossing Guards supervise the students at the crosswalks.

The Adult Crossing Guards are employees of the Evansville Police Department and are supervised by two sworn officers. The program is sponsored by AAA of Missouri. Each year, in the month of July, the Safety Patrol students participate in a week long Safety Patrol Training Camp at the YMCA Camp in Princeton Indiana. Schools compete throughout the school year to receive performance awards at the annual Safety Patrol picnic at Burdette Park.

If anyone is interested in becoming an Adult Crossing Guard, employment applications are accepted throughout the school year. For further information contact the School Safety Unit at the above phone number.