School Resource Officer Annual Program Review, School Year 2018-19
SRO Annual Program Review
The annual School Resource Officer (SRO) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) review from the 2018-19 school year has been prepared with reports posted below for review. Future steps include using the data to develop targeted outreach to school communities in need of additional supports. The Fairfax County School Board and members of FCPS leadership anticipate additional discussions around data analysis at a future date.
In July 2018 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board approved a revised MOU between the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). The MOU established an annual review to determine success of established goals and objectives as defined by the MOU.
As part of this annual review, FCPD has collected data from its SROs regarding their activity in schools for the first time. The data shows that the MOU has had a positive effect on the SRO Program. While the number of incidents referred to SROs has remained consistent, student arrests have declined by 48% from School Year 2017-18. Additionally, all principals have certified that they have not involved SRO to provide assistance with administrative functions outside the scope of the MOU. The information below provides specifics on the review.
2018-19 Annual Review
SRO MOU Annual Review Narrative
FCPD SRO Summary Annual Report Data
Fairfax County Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) Annual Report Data.
2018 FCPD/FCPS SRO MOU
Additional information on this collaborative effort between the FCPD and FCPS can be found on the Fairfax County Police Department web page.