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School Patrols

February 8, 2021

Patrolling in Canada was first organized in 1936 by Louise Staples, a teacher at Greenway School, several months before being implemented on a city-wide basis.

WSD continues to support patrols through a variety of initiatives, in partnership with the Winnipeg Police Service, CAA Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance.

  • On-site patrol training sessions are provided to all elementary schools by the Winnipeg Police Service patrol constables in June or September.
  • Schools are supplied with bright green vests, flags and raincoats for the student patrols. Funds are allocated to schools to support patrol activities throughout​ the year.  Recognition pins are provided to all graduating patrols by the Board of Trustees.
  • First-place school patrol squads are honored at the annual School Board Patrol Reception. Students and patrol supervisors from the winning squads are presented with engraved plaques from each District.

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