The Borough of Emmaus is in dire need of more school crossing guards at all borough intersections, according to Emmaus Police.
In particular, crossing guards are needed around both Lincoln and Jefferson elementary schools in the morning when kids are heading to school and in the afternoon when they are going home, police say.
Emmaus crossing guards are volunteers, not paid employees, police point out, so they do not need to commit to a five-day schedule. Even volunteers who are only available for a single 20-minute morning shift per week will be a huge help in making sure that the children of Emmaus are arriving at school safely, police say.
The process of becoming an Emmaus crossing guard is pretty simple, police say. First, interested volunteers need to stop by the Emmaus Police Station to fill out a form. Then, a criminal background check is performed. After that, the new crossing guard is sworn in by Emmaus Mayor Winfield Iobst.
Emmaus Police provide the crossing guards with stop signs, gloves, vests and rain gear.
Emmaus crossing guards are invited to a special dinner at Christmas time and a spring picnic as a way of thanking them for their service. They are also offered a free family pass to the Emmaus Community Pool for the summer.