Newark’s Department of Public Safety is introducing its first class of school crossing guards to their ranks. Twenty-eight vetted and trained residents are being assigned to the most traffic burdened areas of the city.
“We had a group of people, we went through 500 people to get these 28. They are the first point of security that these kids will see going to school and out of school,” says Anthony Ambrose, Director, Newark Department of Public Safety.
Mayor Ras Baraka says hiring more crossing guards has been a request from city parents since he took office.