Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/11/2021 - 6:30 PM
Category: Old Business and Action Items
Type: Info
Subject: School Resource Officer (SRO) Program Update
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: EA - Support Services
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
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Agenda Item Summary: On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the Alexandria City Council voted to reinstate the SRO program through the end of the school year. Upon learning of this decision, ACPS leadership and Secondary Principals began planning for the return of the SRO program. A summary of planning and implementation is captured below:

SRO Assignments
Five fully trained and certified School Resource Officers (SRO’s) have been placed at previously approved school sites:
● Alexandria City High School (ACHS) King Street Campus (2)
● ACHS Minnie Howard (1)
● Francis C. Hammond (1)
● George Washington (1)

School Law Enforcement Partnership (SLEP) Guide
● ACPS and the Alexandria Police Department (APD) have reopened the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for review in order to update processes, procedures and program criteria as necessary.
● A working draft of the updated MOU was shared with APD on October 15, 2021. APD has reviewed and suggested edits.
● We are meeting with APD leadership on November 5, 2021 to review their proposed edits.
● ACPS and APD have reverted to the previously approved MOU signed in November 2020 until the updated MOU is signed by both ACPS (Superintendent) and APD (Chief of Police).
● The revised MOU will return to the School Board for approval at another meeting.

Next Steps
1. Complete the MOU process.
2. Collect and analyze SRO program data according to the agreed upon MOU.
3. Provide the School Board and the Superintendent with the year’s first review of the SRO program. The goal is to provide this report by January 14, 2022.
4. Provide quarterly updates as required.
Background: The Department of Facilities and Operations, Office of Safety and Security Services, will provide updates on the School Resource Officer (SRO) program as defined within the MOU and/or as requested by the School Board.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the updates on the reinstated School Resource Officer (SRO) program.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Alicia Hart - Executive Director of Facilities and Operations
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent