School Safety Agents are and integral part of the safety of our schools. School Safety Agents "provide security and ensure the safety of students, faculty and visitors in the New York City Public School buildings and surrounding premises by patrolling and operating scanning equipment, verifying identity and escorting visitors and by challenging unauthorized personnel." Safety Agents after training are eligible to become NYC Special Patrolmen and work under the auspices of the NYPD.
All school safety agents must take an exam, receive training and must meet certain requirements including being a U.S. citizen and must reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City.
The salary of School Safety Agents is between US$ 32,000 to $ 46,000 for a Safety Agent and up to US$ 65,000 for a Supervisor of School Safety. The salary, at the lower wages, is not an adequate wage considering that the Safety Agents need to reside in New York City.
Sean Hayes 4 NYC believes that we need to put more emphasis on supporting our School Safety Agents with ongoing training, better wages and additional benefits. In some of these districts, the NYPD has a difficult time obtaining and keeping quality Safety Agents. We need to promote these positions and make them into a lifetime profession that motivates the best candidates to apply and remain as Safety Agents. Our students deserve the best.
This is trying time where it is essential for our safety to #SupportourPolice Supporting Safety Agents shows support for our police and our schools.
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