School crossing patrols have to deal with drivers who refuse to stop, putting the lives of the patrols AND our children at risk, Verbal abuse, Physical abuse e.t.c.
If a child got run over by a driver that refuses to stop, what evidence can the school crossing patrol person use to help with a conviction?
Most crossing patrols work on their own so where is their security form abusive people?
Why can't school crossing patrols be issued with body cams?
Started by: Adam Lyons
This ePetition ran from 06/10/2022 to 17/11/2022 and has now finished.
One person signed this ePetition.
Dear Mr Lyons
RECEIPT OF PETITION – Make it mandatory for School Crossing Patrols to wear a Body Cam
I refer to the petition regarding the request for School Crossing Patrols to wear body cameras. I can advise you that receipt of the petition will be reported to the Cabinet Member for Highways & Transport, County Councillor David Williams.
Safety on our road network and the safety of our staff are both extremely important to the County Council.
The majority of Staffordshire’s parents/carers and drivers recognise the valuable service provided by our School Crossing Patrols and have due respect for our individual staff and for the legal powers they have to stop traffic.
All of our Patrols are trained to deal with instances where individuals do not drive with due care and attention or are personally abusive, and serious matters are reported to the Police.
The County Council will consider the wearing of body cameras by our School Crossing Patrols at specific locations and has been collaborating with a local school who wish to provide the necessary equipment. However, the legal and governance requirements regarding the use of surveillance equipment must be in place, to ensure personal images and data captured at the site is managed appropriately.
School Crossing Patrols Manager