The School Crossing Patrol (SCP) service carries out an important role within Medway, helping
Each SCP officer is managed by the Road Safety Team and strategically placed near to schools
Advice for parents
Parents are responsible for making sure their child is safe on their journey to and from
Parents are asked to set the best example
When using a SCP, we ask parents and children to:
- wait at the kerb
- not follow the patrol into the road
- only cross when the patrol tells you
- always walk in front of the patrol.
You can report inconsiderate and illegal parking online (such as on yellow school zig zags or on
Advice for drivers
SCP's have as much legal right as a police officer to stop traffic for anyone
To help keep all road users safe, remember when you approach a school to:
- slow down when you see a patrol warning sign or flashing lights and be prepared to stop
- stop when the patrol is displaying the stop sign
- be patient and do not move forward
- park considerately and legally - do not park where the patrol works such as on zig-zag lines or
other areas with parking restrictions.
Patrols are instructed to report any unsafe driver who fails to stop to the police.
The penalties of such an offence may include:
- a fine of up to £1000
- three penalty points
Advice for patrols
The Road Safety Team are responsible for the day to day running of the SCP service including recruitment, training and monitoring.
Work for us
Our SCP officers:
- can demonstrate an awareness of traffic and road
- have a sense of responsibility
- are dedicated to making the roads of Medway
safer for children.