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Police Department
Crossing Guard Bureau
Prince William County Police Department
4361 Ridgewood Center Drive (RW 530)
Prince William VA  22192


Questions About ​School Zone Hours?
​Virginia law dictates that school zone lights come on one-half hour before the school's first bell and go off one-half hour after the first bell. Visit the Prince William County Schools website to view bell times.

The Crossing Guard Bureau, headed by Lieutenant Marie Snyder, is responsible for child safety and traffic direction at school crossings. This bureau also conducts parking enforcement.

Periodically the Bureau seeks men and women who are interested in becoming School Crossing Guards. Crossing Guards are part-time positions only and they work during the school year.

Crossing Guard applicants must be available from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (specific crossings may vary). Additionally, applicants:

  • must have a working vehicle, a valid driver's license and a working telephone
  • must have a good driving record
  • must NOT have a criminal record
  • must pass an employment physical that is provided through County government
  • must be able to comply with the Police Department's body art and facial hair regulations
  • must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or its equivalent.

In addition, Crossing Guards must be able to speak English well enough to understand instructions while training, effectively communicate with others, and be able to write down descriptions of vehicles and drivers when necessary.

The starting salary is $13.80/hour, three hours/day. Crossing Guards earn two hours annual leave and two hours sick leave per pay period. Uniforms are provided. Applicants must also pass the free Crossing Guard training provided by the Police Department’s Crossing Guard Bureau.

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