Cherise Asberry is a native of Miami, Florida. Cherise possesses more than 15years of experience in public safety. In 1993, she began her career working for the City of Miami Police Department. During her eleven year tenure, she worked as a Public Service Aide and Police Officer, working on several task forces and special assignments.
In 2004, she transitioned to the City of Miami Gardens as the School Crossing Guard Superintendent where she oversaw the transition from County supervised crossing guards to City supervised guards. She was responsible for assessing the needs of the City and determining the size and structure of the current school crossing guard division.
Since she began working for the City Ms. Asberry has implemented a host of programs to include:
- Buckle Up Miami Gardens - Child Passenger Safety Seat Program
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program
- Miami Gardens - Community Traffic Safety Team (C.T.S.T.)
- Miami Gardens Safety Identification Program (MGSIP)
Ms. Asberry has also been instrumental in bringing awareness to the HIV/AIDS epidemic to this community through seminars, theatrical presentation, shows, and opportunities for testing.
The City of Miami Gardens School Crossing Guard Program is a division of the Miami Gardens Police Department. Our mission is to provide operational support services to staff all of the Miami Gardens Elementary Schools with school crossing guards. We will diligently strive to take an active role in reinforcing traffic safety skills for all pedestrians and bicyclists. Our commitment is to reduce pedestrian and bicycle crashes, injuries and deaths.
The City of Miami Gardens has a total of 25 public schools in its jurisdiction:
- 18 Elementary Schools
- 5 Middle Schools
- 2 Senior High Schools
Currently the S.C.G. Division is responsible for the placement of crossing guards at Elementary Schools only, however most often, extend the courtesy of crossing assistance to all other pedestrians.