School protection officers; employment in public schools. (HB2358)

Introduced By

Sen. Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Ellen Campbell (R-Rockbridge), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart), and Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment of school protection officers in public schools. Permits any local law-enforcement agency to employ in any public elementary or secondary school in the local school division, pursuant to an agreement with the local school board, a school protection officer, defined in the bill as a retired law-enforcement officer hired by the local law-enforcement agency on a part-time basis to provide limited law-enforcement and security services to public elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth. The bill requires each such school board and local law-enforcement agency to enter into a memorandum of understanding that sets forth the powers and duties of school protection officers. The bill requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish compulsory training standards for school protection officers and requires the collection of certain data relating to the activities of such officers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2023Presented and ordered printed 23103579D
01/13/2023Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2023Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
01/27/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/30/2023Reported from Education (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2023Read first time
02/02/2023Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2358)
02/03/2023Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/03/2023VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2023Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2023Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/16/2023Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)