NYPD: Crossing guards wanted

The NYPD is pushing to recruit more crossing guards amid a citywide shortage.



Officials say there are around 400 open positions as guards to help children safely cross the street near schools.



Representatives of the crossing guards union say City Council added $2 million to this year's budget to make room for 80 new positions in addition to 325 existing open positions.



The NYPD says regular police officers have had to step in to cover the shortfall.



The jobs are part time, but offer full-time benefits for those who work more than 20 hours a week. The starting rate is $11.75.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."