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For more than 100 years, the AAA School Safety Patrol has been the world’s largest school-based safety program. Patrollers around the world provide school-aged children an extra sense of safety and security during the school day’s busiest times: arrival and dismissal. As a peer-to-peer leadership development program, Safety Patrols are trained to recognize safety hazards to create a safer school environment. The presence of a AAA School Safety Patroller wearing the familiar belt & badge is a nationally recognized symbol representing more than 679,000 children throughout the country who participate in the program each year. Former famous Safety Patrollers include President Joe Biden; Olympic Gold Medalists, Caitlyn Jenner and Edwin C. Moses; and former Chairman Chrysler Corporation, Lee Iacocoa.

AAA School Safety Patrol Calendar 2023-24

Patroller Lesson Plans Activity Sheets Equipment Order Form School Wide Safety Lessons Otto the Auto Lesson Plans & Activities

Traffic Safety Programs & Materials

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Getting Started


Setting Up a New Patrol

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Awards, Incentives, & Grants

Available Opportunities

2024 nomination period is closed.

  • Outstanding School Safety Patrol Nomination (coming Winter 2025)
  • Advancement Grant Application (coming Winter 2025)
  • Lifesaving Medal Application (coming Winter 2025)

Please note: The Senior Scholarships previously offered in parts of Ohio are no longer being offered.

AAA School Safety Patrol in the community

In the Community


Patrollers Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day

Bike Rodeo Information

Many famous Americans have held the position of AAA School Safety Patrol, including U.S. Presidents, Governors, Supreme Court Justices, Olympic Medalists, Astronauts, Educators, Executives and Community Leaders!

AAA provides patrol equipment, support materials, training and individualized school guidance free of charge to participating schools. In addition, AAA recognizes Outstanding AAA School Safety Patrollers and Advisors every year.

The AAA School Safety Patrol Program has evolved over the years, yet the mission remains the same: "to provide a safer environment and leadership opportunities for millions of school children.”

Creating tomorrow’s leaders today!

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