The most effective patrol programs come from a strong partnership between AAA, schools, parent-teacher associations, law enforcement and the community.
The role of AAA:
- Program founder.
- Traffic safety education and awareness presentations.
- Public outreach and recognition.
- Source for equipment and supplies.
- Source of patrol guidelines and training logistics.
The role of the school:
- Principals appoint teachers to serve as patrol advisors.
- Advisors organize and implement school safety patrols within their school system.
- Area patrol supervisors meet to exchange best practices.
The role of the parent-teacher association, where applicable:
- Support the school’s patrol program, including recognition programs.
- Sponsor equipment and training.
- Liaison between the school and the community.
The role of law enforcement:
- Potential Advisor to the program.
- Contribute to training and development of patrols.
- Advocate on behalf of the patrol to motorists and the community.
The role of the community:
- Civic organizations may provide recognition, contribute funding and assist with community awareness programs.
- These organizations could include:
- Police auxiliary.
- Women’s clubs.
- School booster clubs.
- Veteran’s groups
- Other safety or civic groups