The Alexandria Police Department is committed to the safety and well being of all city school children. In 1997 the School Resource Unit (SRU) was created and supported by a strong partnership in conjunction with the Alexandria City Public School (ACPS), City Manger's Office, City Council and the Alexandria Police Department.
The SRU was created in 1997 with one School Resource Officer (SRO), who was assigned to G.W. Middle School. Due to the success of the program, the unit has steadily grown in size to the current staffing level of one SRO Sergeant and five SROs.
All officers selected to the SRU attend a 40-hour School Resource Officer School. This training is provided by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services- Center for School Safety. The SROs also receive additional specialized training from the ACPS and other training sources on a wide range of subjects: dealing with kids who have emotional & educational issues, school policy, laws of search, seizure & arrest on school grounds, how to prevent and deal with an active school shooting incident and many other related topics.
The Alexandria SRU is a member of the Virginia Association of School Resource Officers (VASRO) and the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). Both of theses organization provides an outlet of networking with other SRO's, training and out reach services that our SRO's can use to assist them in providing superior service to the schools they serve.
If you have any further questions about the unit please feel free to contact a specific School Resource Officer listed below:
Officer Tracy Leake-Francis Hammond Middle School
Officer Pierre Hill-Minnie Howard Campus of T.C. Williams High School
Officer Johnny Larios-T.C Williams High School
Officer Gary Argueta-T.C. Williams High School
Officer Erica Hertzog- George Washington Middle School