To acknowledge superior accomplishments by local School Crossing Guard programs and personnel, the Florida Department of Transportation annually recognizes a Florida School Crossing Guard Program and Guard of the Year. The first Friday in February has been traditionally celebrated as School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. On this special day, a selected local Program and Crossing Guard exemplifying professionalism and responsibility for the safety of children are recognized.
This year the program category was expanded to three agencies. Population was used as the proxy: Large Agency > 85,000 | Medium Agency 35,000 – 84,999 | Small Agency < 35,000
School Crossing Guard of the Year:
Trevor Elliott of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
School Crossing Guard Program of the Year:
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (Large Agency)
Melbourne Police Department (Medium Agency)
Belle Isle Police Department (Small Agency)
Pictured Left to Right Providance Nagy (FDOT), Trevor Elliot (Crossing Guard of the Year), Toni Fulton (Elliot’s supervisor)
Pictured Above FDOT District Two Public Information Director Gina Busscher and Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell present the Crossing Guard of the Year award to Trevor Elliott. Elliott has served as part of Lawton Chiles Elementary’s School Crossing Guard program in Gainesville for nine years.
Pictured Above Dave Skrelunas from District Seven (left) presents Major Sankar Montoute (right) of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office with the award for 2013 Florida School Crossing Guard Program of the Year in the Large Agency division