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Item 4 <br />THE CITY OF AGENDA REPORT <br />— o W." CITY COUNCIL AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES <br />PLEASANTON. JOINT MEETING <br />September 30, 2021 <br />TITLE: DISCUSSION REGARDING STUDENT RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM <br />AND DRAFT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY <br />OF PLEASANTON AND PLEASANTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT <br />RECOMMENDATION <br />1. Accept report on the current status of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program <br />2. Provide input on the SRO Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) <br />SUMMARY <br />This report provides a status update and information on multiple aspects of the SRO program <br />to include the proposed MOU between Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) and the <br />City of Pleasanton. <br />BACKGROUND <br />Following the death of George Floyd, the community of Pleasanton gathered to voice <br />opposition to police brutality at a protest and rally on June 5, 2020. In response, the City <br />Council hosted several special meetings to listen to and engage with the community on <br />policing in Pleasanton. During these sessions, community members expressed a desire to <br />understand the purpose of the School Resource Officer program and its role in the <br />Pleasanton community. The City of Pleasanton/PUSD liaison committee discussed the <br />attached MOU at several meetings and at its September 14, 2021, meeting the committee <br />requested edits and provided direction that the MOU be presented to the Joint Meeting of the <br />City Council and PUSD Board of Trustees for consideration. City and School District staff <br />worked in a collaborative effort to address the requested edits by the committee which <br />resulted in the MOU document in Attachment 1. <br />DISCUSSION <br />The City of Pleasanton has a rich tradition of partnership with the Pleasanton Unified School <br />District. Through this partnership, three full-time police officer positions are provided to the <br />multiple K-12 campuses to enhance school safety, strengthen the relationship between youth <br />and law enforcement, and enhance education centered on making better life decisions in the <br />present and future through the SRO and DARE programs. <br />Page 1 of 6 <br />