Albuquerque crossing guards learning to see signs of abuse

August 30, 2019 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of school crossing guards in Albuquerque are learning how to recognize signs of child abuse.

KRQE-TV reports that police will hold a special training session Friday at their academy for approximately 150 crossing guards.

The two-hour training will teach them how to spot signs of child abuse in their interactions with elementary school students.

Crossing guards learn what they should do if they think there’s a child who needs support and what resources are available.


Police Lt. Ferris Simmons says the department is open to making the training an annual event.


Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com