With the New York City school year starting Wednesday, September 9, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced that the Police Department is accepting applications for school crossing guard positions across Manhattan and the city as a whole.

Earlier this year, the City allocated $1.14 million in additional funds from the City budget to hire 80 new crossing guards following a public campaign for more crossing guards led by Brewer as well as Councilmembers Brad Lander (Brooklyn) and Vanessa Gibson (Bronx).

“We’ve won the funding to hire more crossing guards and better protect our kids, but now we need community members to apply for these vital part-time positions,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “These positions offer regular hours, increased pay, and the opportunity to help keep our city’s kids safe, every school day. Please call your local precinct to apply!”

The NYPD is currently seeking applicants for 41 vacant positions in police precincts across the borough, from Lower Manhattan to Inwood. Potential applicants should inquire about openings and request application forms at local police precincts.

Pay for crossing guards starts at $11.50 per hour and increases to $13.49 per hour after 3 years with health benefits. Click here for a list of crossing guard vacancies.