School crossing patrols School crossing patrols ensure the travel to and from school, for local children, is as safe as possible. Currently we have 71 school crossing points. How do we decide where to place a patrol? School crossing patrols are provided where children are in danger from road traffic when walking to and from school. This is not necessarily directly outside a school but could be anywhere on a direct route. Can I request a patrol? Requests for additional school crossing patrols usually come through the appropriate school's headteacher. If you feel that an additional patrol is required you should initially raise this with your child's school. Patrol vacancies If you are interested in working for the service please call us on 0161 912 5556.