Safety Patrol History
Since the creation of the School Safety Patrol Program in 1922 by the Chicago Motor Club, millions of youthful volunteers have served as School Safety Patrollers in more than 30 countries. CAA/AAA Clubs sponsor school safety patrol programs in more than 50,000 schools.
CAA Saskatchewan began sponsorship of the School Safety Patrol in 1951 and now, approximately 3,220 patrollers assist in 68 communities with approximately 161 schools around the province. CAA Saskatchewan supplies training materials, supplies, stop paddles and reflective vests free of charge or at cost. There has never been a serious or fatal injury collision at a crosswalk controlled by our CAA School Safety Patrollers.
If you have any questions about the school safety patrol program or would like to start a patrol at your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306.310.6222 ext. 0991.
To order CAA School Safety Patrol supplies, please use one of the forms below.
CAA Saskatchewan produces an annual newsletter for School Safety Patrol coordinators called The Guardian. Check out the latest issue.
National CAA Safety Patrol Honourary Spokesperson
CAA is proud to join forces with Jennifer Botterill, three-time Olympic gold medalist, five-time world champion hockey star, and former CAA School Safety Patroller, to spread the word about Canada's longest running school safety program, and to provide tips for parents and students. For more on Jennifer's experience with the CAA School Safety Patrol Program, view her video. To find out more about Jennifer Botterill please visit www.jenniferbotterill.com or follow her on Twitter at @JenBotterill.
School Safety Patrol Jamboree
CAA Saskatchewan also hosts an annual Provincial School Safety Patrol Jamboree to recognize and honour volunteer patrollers for helping their fellow students learn more about pedestrian and traffic safety. Held every May since 1990 in Regina (in conjunction with Provincial School Safety Patrol Week), the Jamboree is attended by more than 120 patrollers and chaperons. The agenda includes visits to the Legislative Building, Government House and the Saskatchewan Science Centre, as well as entertainment and other fun activities.
2014 School Safety Patrol Jamboree
CAA Saskatchewan held its’ 24th Annual CAA School Safety Patrol Jamboree on May 1 to 3 in Regina. The event was hosted at the Travelodge Hotel where patrollers from Estevan, Gravelbourg, Kindersley, Maple Creek, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Rosetown, Rouleau, Saskatoon, Spiritwood, Wakaw, Weyburn and Wynyard gathered for a fun-filled weekend.
The Jamboree is hosted every year by CAA Saskatchewan to show appreciation to the volunteer school safety patrollers for the valuable work they do throughout the school year.
On Thursday, May 1 school safety patrollers and their chaperones enjoyed a kick-off that featured a special presentation from Caitlin Taylor, the 2014 Saskatchewanderer. Special guests included CAA School Safety Patrol Jamboree sponsors and community representatives from the Regina Police Service, RCMP “F” Division, RCMP Depot Division, City of Regina, Regina Public and Catholic School Boards, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, Tourism Saskatchewan, as well as Barry D. Martin Chair of the CAA Saskatchewan Board of Directors, Fred Titanich, President and CEO, and Maureen Conley, Director of Human Resources. To end the Thursday night festivities, the patrollers enjoyed entertainment by FunTAZM and water sliding.
On Friday, May 2, patrollers and chaperones:
- Toured the Saskatchewan Legislative Building and the grounds;
- Visited the Royal Saskatchewan Museum with hands-on stations and a scavenger hunt;
- Enjoyed lunch sponsored by Pizza Hut;
- Toured Government House and participated in several activities with a special presentation from Heather Salloum, representative from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor; and,
- Visited the RCMP Heritage Centre where they watched a video, visited the RCMP Chapel, watched recruits practicing at the Drill Hall, and had an opportunity to ask the recruits a few questions.
On Friday evening patrollers and chaperones enjoyed entertainment by magician Keegan Duck and also went water sliding.
To end the jamboree weekend, the 78 patrollers and 21 chaperones visited the Saskatchewan Science Centre on Saturday morning and enjoyed hands-on activities and exploration as well as a Cryogenics Show and a Scales and Tails Show.
Thank you to the 2014 CAA School Safety Patrol Jamboree sponsors: STC, Husky Energy, Pizza Hut, SaskPower, Scotiabank, SGI, First Student Canada, City of Regina, SaskEnergy, Government of Saskatchewan and T.G. Marketing.
If you would like to enrol your school in the CAA School Safety Patrol Program, please contact Clare Britz at email@example.com or by phone at 306.310.6222 ext. 0991. More schools and patrollers are certainly welcome!