A formal installation ceremony instills pride and reinforces the importance of your patrol’s service to the school and community.
Many schools make the installation part of a school assembly or PTA meeting. Some schools broadcast their installation ceremony on educational or public television. Your school district’s information officer may help you promote your ceremony.
Consider inviting a mayor, city official, school officer, law enforcement officer or AAA representative. Your visiting dignitary may be invited to lead the pledge and present badges.
Reciting the AAA School Safety Patrol Pledge, or creating your own school-specific pledge, is an easy but powerful way to create a spirit of shared responsibility and teamwork.
AAA can provide a safety patrol ID card that includes the standard pledge. These cards can be presented at installation, along with badges, belts and other equipment.