Patrol Advisor of the Year Award
We are now accepting nominations for the 2019/2020 school year.
The application deadline is March 13, 2020.
A proud tradition, the AAA School Safety Patrol program began in the U.S. in 1920 and now includes more than 654,000 Patrollers in 34,500 U.S. schools. Students who give their time and energy to make the AAA School Safety Patrol a success are encouraged and supported by school officials, parent-teacher groups, police departments and AAA clubs.
This partnership of concerned adults and children has brought about significant improvements in the incidence of traffic deaths and injuries among child pedestrians. The presence of Patrollers has had a significant impact on the safety of child pedestrians who travel to and from school.
In addition, Patrollers serve as student leaders by demonstrating safe pedestrian habits while helping others understand traffic safety concepts.
The AAA School Safety Patrol Charles M. Hayes Advancement Fund, administered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, recognizes a National Patrol Advisor of the Year for their contributions to Patrollers’ safety and education. The National Patrol Advisor of the Year is selected from the field of Patrol Advisors nationwide. Nominees must submit an essay detailing how they educate and motivate Patrollers through the AAA School Safety Patrol program.
Principals, members of law enforcement, local AAA clubs and Advisors themselves may nominate an Advisor, who must:
• Be the school’s current AAA School Safety Patrol Advisor
• Demonstrate leadership qualities, safety skills, dedication, morale building and a desire to advance the educational and safety benefits of Patrollers
• Perform duties in compliance with AAA’s patrol policies and standards
A panel of judges determines the Patrol Advisor of the Year after reviewing and scoring all eligible nominations. The winning Advisors from each geographic region of AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah, including Alaska, Arizona, Montana and Wyoming, will be sent to the AAA National Review Board for selection. Nominations are judged using the following criteria:
• Belief in the program value
• Traffic safety principles
• Leadership skills
• Dedication to the program
• Understanding of traffic safety
• Organization of ideas