School resource officers; training and certification, memoranda of understanding. (SB1299)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School resource officers; training and certification; memoranda of understanding. Requires each school resource officer to be trained and certified by the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety. The bill expands the topics on which school security officers are required to be trained. The bill also requires any school board that agrees to place school resource officers in any school in the school division and the relevant local law-enforcement agency to establish and annually review and update a memorandum of understanding (MOU) governing the use and duties of school resource officers, and ensure that all relevant parties receive initial and ongoing training on the contents of such MOU. Read the Bill »


01/31/2019: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102735D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1299)
01/31/2019Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1130-Locke) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)