AAA School Safety Patrol

2024 School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Nominations are open!


Each year, AAA Washington recognizes the state’s top ten patrollers and an advisor for their commitment to traffic safety, helping fellow students, and exemplary leadership. The nomination period for the 2024 Hall of Fame class is now open! Read the nomination criteria, download the forms and submit names before the March 29th deadline.


AAA School Safety Patrol Resources


The Operations Manual leads you through the necessary steps to form, organize, operate and support your AAA School Safety Patrol. It includes important safety concepts for students and downloadable forms.


  • You and your patrol members can watch At Your Post together to familiarize yourselves with day-to-day patrol operations and patroller duties.
  • AAA offers advisors an online training experience. Head to the Training Videos page to watch and review these five modules any time you like.

Supplies & Materials

The Supplies & Materials page is likely where you will spend the most time. Visit it to set up your school’s business account so you can shop for and buy AAA-branded patrol supplies and materials through our online shopping cart; visit Alpine Products, to purchase state approved flags and vests.


The Supplies & Materials page also connects you to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s (WTSC) School Zone Crossing Guard Grants program. The state agency is currently accepting applications (until April 30, 2024) to help you pay for specific AAA School Safety Patrol expenses. Until the funds run out, every school with an existing patrol program can apply for a $300 grant each academic year. A one-time $500 grant is available for schools launching a brand-new squad. Just click that “Learn More” button in our School-Zone Safety Grants section.

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day – November 14, 2024

Ruby Bridges took her walk into Louisiana’s first desegregated school. The steps she took in 1960 proved an iconic moment in the civil rights movement. The Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day started with a question from a group of AAA School Safety Patrollers from Martin Elementary in South San Francisco. Nearly 60 years later, as they were hearing Ruby’s story for the first time, and learning about her courage and bravery, they thought there should be a day to commemorate the movement she started. The Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day is an annual day of dialogue to commemorate her historic steps and continue the conversation to bring an end to racism and all forms of bullying.

To find out more Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day, and to register your school to participate in your own walk visit The Ruby Bridges Foundation website.

AAA Washington is donating Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day starter kits to 30 schools with posters, banners, books, and more. Contact to request a kit for your school. 

Hall of Fame

Each year, AAA Washington recognizes the state’s top ten patrollers for their commitment to traffic safety, helping fellow students, and exemplary leadership skills. Please keep an eye out for the nomination packet arriving near the start of each calendar year for a chance to honor your squad’s outstanding member. AAA recognizes all nominees for their work while on patrol, so be sure to participate and submit your top student’s name.


Send an email to Erin Rogers, AAA’s School Safety Patrol Manager, or give her a call at (509) 590-8085.

School Safety Patrol Contacts

AAA School Safety Patrol Program Manager

Erin Rogers
AAA Washington 
Phone: (509) 590-8085

School Zone Safety Mini-Grants for Equipment

Janine Koffel
Washington Traffic Safety Commission

AAA Safety & Training Programs

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    Keys 2 Drive

    The AAA guide to teen driver safety.
  • Senior Driving

    Senior Driving

    Helping seniors drive safer & longer.
  • Safe Seats

    Safe Seats

    Safe Seats 4 Kids car seat safety.
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