T.J. Slaughter and Officer Alfredo Huerta

We’re excited to welcome Officer Alfredo Huerta to the MCPS family as the new School Resource Officer for Martinsville Middle School!

Officer Huerta has been with the Martinsville Police Department since 2020. Prior to that he was employed by Henry County Public Schools as an English Language Learner Tutor where he had the opportunity to work and build relationships with students from kindergarten through 8th grade. A competitive runner himself, Huerta also helped coach cross country and track. He describes his time working and building relationships with students at HCPS as some of the best memories he has.

Huerta was born in Mexico but has spent most of his life in Martinsville and Henry County. A graduate of Bassett High School and Patrick & Henry Community College, Huerta is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and aerospace management at Averett University where he has already earned his commercial pilot’s license.

Outside of work and school, Officer Huerta competes in road race marathons, iron distance triathlons, and other endurance sports. He has competed multiple times in the Boston Marathon and the Half Ironman World Championship and holds his commercial pilot's license. 

Officer Huerta recently completed a weeklong training to prepare for his new role as a school SRO.

“The Martinsville City School Division is excited to welcome Officer Huerta as the new School Resource Officer at Martinsville Middle School,” said MCPS Director of School Safety and Emergency Management T.J. Slaughter. “Officer Huerta comes to us with experience working with middle school-aged students and has hit the ground running. We look forward to working with Officer Huerta and are happy to have him as part of our SRO team.”

MCPS has had resource officers in place in all K-12 schools for nearly a decade. They are a critical part of the multi-layered system MCPS has built to ensure students and staff are able to learn and work in a safe environment. 

“I am looking forward to building strong relationships with the Martinsville Middle School staff and students,” Huerta said. “I thank the Martinsville Police Department and Martinsville City Public Schools for this great opportunity to work with the community and help keep our children and school safe.”