The Traffic Department is responsible for covering traffic crashes/incidents on approximately 1,600 miles of parish maintained roadways, to include approximately 925 subdivisions. When called to assist, the Traffic Department also handles crashes and traffic incidents on state highways and interstates.
SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS
In partnership with the St Tammany Parish School Board, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Crossing Guards Department consists of non-enforcement, part-time employees with a main focus of providing safety to St Tammany Parish’s youngest citizens attending public schools in the unincorporated regions of the parish.
The department currently operates with 23 positions (1 supervisor, 20 crossing guards and 2 substitute positions) servicing over 30,000 students. Guards monitor the school zones keeping traffic flowing to and from the 24 schools locations; servicing arrival and dismissal of each location during the months of August through May.
The zones can last from 1 hour to 3 hours, depending on the size and grades the school accommodates. Crossing guards attend a yearly in-service generally taught by a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Traffic Department supervisor.