This year, King’s Schools has hired its first ever Community Resource Specialist, Seattle Police Detective Sergeant Alvin Little. Hearing this sophisticated title may leave some wondering, “What is it that you actually do?” In this scenario – which has happened numerous times – Alvin sums up his job description in one easy sentence: “I’m here to keep your kids safe.”
Now more than ever, in light of recent events taking place in our country’s schools, safety over the King’s community is of the utmost importance. King’s has always been and always will be a safe place for our students and Sergeant Little now leads this initiative, ensuring there are good working safety models and protocols for critical incidents that may ever happen on campus.
Sergeant Alvin F Little, Jr. boasts a considerably decorated background. He was born in Tachikawa, Japan to two military parents and grew up in Willingboro, New Jersey where he found his love for music. Sergeant Little is not only an excellent jazz trombonist and concert violinist, he has played Carnegie Hall three times and was a member of the NJ All State Choir, concert band and jazz band. He attended the University of Washington to study music performance while also being a tuba player for a Husky Marching band that went to two Rose Bowls, a Sun Bowl and the Aloha Bowl in 1982.
During his time at UW, Sergeant Little was also in Army ROTC, becoming the youngest commissioned Officer in the Washington Army National Guard at just 19 years old and in 1984 he joined the Seattle Police Department. Sergeant Little worked Patrol in all four precincts and then went to the Motorcycle Unit in 1987. Later on, he began working with the Seattle Police Explorers where he received the Mayors Citizenship Award for service. In 1993, Sergeant Little was voted Seattle’s Best Cop by the Seattle Weekly Newspaper.
Sergeant Little was promoted to his current rank in Feb 2000. He went back to patrol the Street Narcotics in 2002 and two years later redesigned SPD’s “Street Skills” program, focusing on Police Officer Survival and Active Shooter. Sergeant Little is also the current Head Varsity Coach for Mountlake Terrace Girls Soccer. His wife JoAnne is an Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant and taught Pre-School at King’s. They have two kids that went to King’s. Their daughter Lauren is now a junior at Grand Canyon University and their son Trey is a sophomore at Purdue University/Air Force ROTC.
The King’s community is thrilled to have Alvin Little join us in keeping our school safe!