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