Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–132.01. Definitions.

*NOTE: This section has been amended by emergency legislation with identical permanent legislation that will become effective in December, 2021.*

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.

(1A) “DCPS” means the District of Columbia Public Schools.

(1B) "MOA" means the Memorandum of Agreement into which DCPS and MPD enter pursuant to § 5-132.04.

(2) “MPD” means the Metropolitan Police Department.

(2A) “Public charter schools” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 38-1800.02(29).

(3) "School resource officer" means a sworn MPD officer assigned to DCPS or public charter schools for the purpose of working in collaboration with DCPS, public charter schools, and community-based organizations to ensure that DCPS schools, public charter schools, and their grounds are safe environments for students, teachers, and staff through the use of culturally competent, developmentally-appropriate, and community-oriented policing strategies and practices.

(4) Repealed.

(5) "School security personnel" means individuals, including unarmed security guards, that DCPS hires or contracts to support safety in DCPS schools.

(5A) "Security-related contract" means any contract to provide physical or personal security services, including school security personnel, at DCPS schools.

(6) Repealed.