AAA School Safety Patrol allows students to walk safely to & from school.

Safety Patrol Badge

Millions of young people across the United States and 30 other nations worldwide volunteer their time to help ensure the safety of fellow classmates traveling to and from school, and to serve as role models for younger students. Today, the AAA School Safety Patrol has more than 654,000 Patrollers in 34,500 U.S. schools. Education and safety groups around the world have praised the program for reducing injuries and fatalities among schoolchildren ages 5 to 14.

The club’s Traffic Safety department provides schools with no-cost safety patrol supplies and training, and administers special safety patrol programs throughout the school year. Enrollment forms for the AAA School Safety Patrol® program are generally due in October, however, we will gladly accept them at any time during the school year along with the number of students who have been added to or dropped from patrol.


Guidance for the Safe Operation of the AAA School Safety Patrol amid COVID-19. 

Advisors and Teachers

Download your copy of the AAA School Safety Patrol® Operations Manual (PDF)


Download the Enrollment and Supply Order Form (PDF)



For more information on any of these programs, contact Kellie O’Riordan at (614) 431-7882 or email


Please note: additional information on programs or events is sent only to schools that have completed the enrollment form.


Participation in the AAA School Safety Patrol® program qualifies schools, students and advisors for several awards and grants. Please scroll down for more information.

At Your Post

Creating safe school environments empowered by student leaders has always been at the forefront of AAA’s commitment to our students. That’s why we developed a free self-guided digital educational resource for Staying Safe During COVID-19: A Guide to Physical Safety & Emotional Wellbeing.

The School Safety Patrol $100 Grant Award

To honor the hard work of School Safety Patrol team members, ten $100 grants per year are awarded to Safety Patrol teams at elementary schools within AAA Ohio Auto Club’s service area. Grants totaling over $7,000 have been provided to Safety Patrol teams to use for special events, to purchase incentives, or for other activities.

Applications are sent to safety patrol advisors who have completed the AAA School Safety Patrol® enrollment form for the school year by the fall enrollment deadline.


Download the School Safety Patrol $100 Grant brochure/application.

The School Safety Patrol $1,000 Grant Award

AAA Ohio Auto Club helps former School Safety Patrol members further their education after graduation through the AAA School Safety Patrol $1,000 Grant. Each year, $1,000 grants are presented to select high school seniors who once served as a safety patrol team member. Students in Ohio Auto Club territory may apply.


Information and application forms are sent to all public, private and parochial schools in Ohio Auto Club territory. Check with your high school guidance office to obtain the application form. Students must complete the application, including their academic record, safety patrol, experience, in-school and out-of-school activities and references, and a minimum 500-word essay.


The application must be signed by the guidance counselor or other school official and the applicant. Fifteen finalists will be chosen for a phone interview. Recipients are selected based on their academic performance, school/community service, the essay, and the interview. Finalists who are interviewed but do not receive a grant will be awarded a $250 grant.


Scroll down to see our 2020 winners of the grant!

Download the School Safety Patrol $1,000 Grant brochure/application 

School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame

The AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame recognizes patrol members who exemplify the spirit and purpose of the safety patrol program. Advisors are invited to nominate students to be considered for induction in the Hall of Fame. The nominated patrol members will be asked to answer four short answer essay questions.


Scroll down to see our 2020 Hall of Fame!


Download the School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame PDF

School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year

The guiding force behind the AAA School Safety Patrol® program is the adult patrol advisor. Their commitment to youth, their ability to inspire and encourage children – and their patience – has long contributed to the continued success of the patrol program. Principals, teachers, parents and students are encouraged to nominate an advisor they feel deserves to be named the AAA School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year.

Applications are sent to the principal at schools that have completed the School Safety Patrol enrollment form for the current school year by the enrollment deadline.


Scroll down to see our 2020 Advisor of the Year winners!


Download the School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year brochure/application.

AAA School Safety Patrol National Lifesaving Award

Established in 1949, this is the highest award given to students involved in the program. Recipients are selected patrol members who, while on duty, have saved the life of a person or persons in imminent danger. The Lifesaving Award has been presented to over 400 patrollers.

If you know of a AAA School Safety Patrol student whom you feel qualifies for this prestigious award, please contact the AAA Ohio Auto Club Traffic Safety Department:

AAA Ohio Auto Club
ATTN: Kellie O’Riordan
90 E Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, Ohio 43085
Phone: (614) 431-7882

AAA School Safety Patrol $1,000 Grant Recipients 2020

  •  Alec Dible

    Alec Dible

    Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Ottawa
  • Allison Bisel

    Allison Bisel

    Ontario High School, Ontario
  • Bridget Thomas

    Bridget Thomas

    Fremont Ross High School, Fremont
  • Jenia Freewalt

    Jenia Freewalt

    Delphos St. John’s High School, Delphos
  • Kylie Ramirez

    Kylie Ramirez

    Lancaster High School
  • Nick Parker

    Nick Parker

    Olentangy Liberty High School, Powell
  • Ryan Tiell

    Ryan Tiell

    Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon
  • Sally Brackbill

    Sally Brackbill

    Whetstone High School, Columbus
  • Storm Rife

    Storm Rife

    Upper Sandusky High School, Upper Sandusky
  • Vincent Bee

    Vincent Bee

    William V. Fisher Catholic High School, Lancaster  

AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Recipients 2020

A.J. Keir

Cherrington Elementary, Westerville

Grace Holzmiller

Stingel Elementary, Ontario  

Jocelyn Hartings

Cherrington Elementary, Westerville

Kamari Stoudmire

Clarendon Leadership, Canton

Keagan Kostohyrz

Northwestern Elementary, West Salem

Leah Grigsby

Sandy Valley Elementary, Magnolia

Ny’Aziah Wilkes

Dunloe Elementary, Columbus

Owen Murphy

Northwestern Elementary, West Salem

Veronica Larson

Sandy Valley Elementary, Magnolia 

William Wang

Stingel Elementary, Ontario

AAA School Safety Patrol Advisor 2020 Winners

Adam Chellis

Northwestern Elementary, West Salem

Barbara Reece

Sandy Valley Elementary, Magnolia

Cathie Cameron

Clarendon Leadership, Canton

Patty Ryther

Huber Ridge Elementary, Westerville

Ryan Vogel

Tyler Run Elementary, Powell