Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–132.03. Training for school resource officers.

The School Safety Division shall develop a training curriculum for all school resource officers. The curriculum shall be focused on training supervisory and on-site personnel so that they will provide appropriate security procedures for the various socioeconomic conditions at each educational facility. The curriculum shall include training in the following areas:

(1) Child development;

(2) Effective communication skills;

(3) Behavior management;

(4) Conflict resolution;

(5) Substance abuse and its effect on youth;

(6) Availability of social services for youth;

(7) District of Columbia laws and regulations;

(8) Constitutional standards for searches and seizures conducted by school resource officers on school grounds; and

(9) Gang and crew violence prevention.