Safety Patrol Induction Promotes Leadership

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On Wednesday, Oct 3rd the Milford School District held the 4th annual AAA Safety Patrol Unified Induction Ceremony. The 3 safety patrols sponsored by AAA are Banneker’s B.E.S.T. Bulldog Brigade, Mispillion P.R.I.D.E. Patrol and Lulu Ross P.A.W. patrol. Each has their own signature acronym for their safety patrols that matches the acronyms used by all students in each of their respective schools containing important messages to include respect, safety, doing your best, inspiring others and teamwork.

Patrollers are posted in various locations throughout each of the schools to include the hallways, entrances, bus platforms and cafeterias. They are taught the appropriate methods to address issues observed and shown different ways they can help fellow students.

“Safety Patrol fosters leadership in the students, serves as a reminder for all to stay safe and make good choices, and provides kids with an opportunity to become ambassadors for a positive school climate,” said School Resource Officer Theresa Bloodsworth. “The members are encouraged to give 100%…100% of the time. They take this, as well as a sense of responsibility, leadership and community service, with them into their futures.”

The School Safety Patrol Officer’s program was created by AAA in the 1920s in an effort to promote pedestrian traffic due to increasing traffic. The organization has awarded more than 400 Lifesaving Medal award since 1949 for patrol members whose actions have led to a life being saved. Students have been awarded the medals for preventing accidents at school, reporting bullying incidents and other actions that were determined heroic.

“ Many leaders of this country in various facets have served on AAA Safety Patrol which is a nearly 100 year old program and we are extremely grateful for their continued support of our efforts,” said Bloodworth.

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