The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is offering a new cycle of state grants to continue funding and establish new funding for School Resource Officer (SRO) positions to establish, enhance, and continue the partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and school divisions.
A “School Resource Officer” means a certified law enforcement officer hired by a local law enforcement agency to provide law enforcement and security services to Virginia public schools. An SRO may be a full-time or part-time employee of a law enforcement agency.
The only allowable expenses for these grants are salary and benefits for full-time or part-time SRO positions to provide coverage during routine school hours, which does not include school-sponsored activities outside the instructional day.
Priority will be given to localities that meet one or more of the following criteria: