Racial Profiling Reports 2015 Racial Profiling Report - Page 20

Art. 2.138. RULES. The Department of Public Safety may adopt rules to implement Articles 2.131-2.137. SECTION 2. Chapter 3, Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended by adding Article 3.05 to read as follows: Art. 3.05. RACIAL PROFILING. In this code, "racial profiling" means a law enforcement-initiated action based on an individual's race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than on the individual's behavior or on information identifying the individual as having engaged in criminal activity. SECTION 3. Section 96.641, Education Code, is amended by adding Subsection (j) to read as follows: (j) As part of the initial training and continuing education for police chiefs required under this section, the institute shall establish a program on racial profiling. The program must include an examination of the best practices for: (1) monitoring peace officers' compliance with laws and internal agency policies relating to racial profiling; (2) implementing laws and internal agency policies relating to preventing racial profiling; and (3) analyzing and reporting collected information. SECTION 4. Section 1701.253, Occupations Code, is amended by adding Subsection (e) to read as follows: (e) As part of the minimum curriculum requirements, the commission shall establish a statewide comprehensive education and training program on racial profiling for officers licensed under this chapter. An officer shall complete a program established under this subsection not later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed under this chapter or the date the officer applies for an intermediate proficiency certificate, whichever date is earlier.