AAA School Safety Patrol

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.


School Safety Patrol Resources

Getting Started


Setting Up a New Patrol

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.

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!

Group of school safety patrol kids in uniform holding a folded american flag.

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