District of Columbia - Emergency Operations Plans: Interagency Coordination: Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages or requires inter-agency coordination as part of initial emergency plan development only.

D.C. Code 5–132.02. Establishment of the Metropolitan Police Department School Safety Division; functions of the School Safety Division.

(a) There is established within the Metropolitan Police Department a School Safety Division that shall provide security for the District of Columbia Public Schools.
(b) The School Safety Division shall be headed by a Director, appointed by, and reporting to, the Chief of Police with rank equal to a Commander or above.
(c) The School Safety Division shall:

  • (1) Hire all school security personnel for DCPS;
  • (2)
    • (a) Deploy school security personnel to DCPS; and
    • (b) Deploy school resource officers to public charter schools;
  • (3) Provide oversight over school security personnel and be responsible for administering all disciplinary actions related to school security personnel, including termination;
  • (4) Execute, approve, monitor, and provide oversight over any contract for school security personnel;
  • (5) Create and implement security and emergency operations plans for DCPS in concert with the Chancellor;
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