Racial Profiling Reports 2015 Racial Profiling Report - Page 4

January 6, 2016 Arlington City Council P.O. Box 393 Arlington, Texas 75154 Dear Distinguished Members of the City Council, The Texas Legislature, with the intent of addressing the issue of racial profiling in policing, enacted in 2001 the Texas Racial Profiling Law. Since then, the Arlington Police Department, in accordance with the law, has collected and reported traffic and motor vehicle- related contact data for the purpose of identifying and addressing (if necessary) areas of concern regarding racial profiling practices. In the 2009 Texas legislative session, the Racial Profiling Law was modified and additional requirements are now in place. These most recent requirements have been incorporated by the Arlington Police Department and are also being addressed in this report. This particular report contains three sections with information on traffic and motor vehicle-related contact data. In addition, when appropriate, documentation is also a component of this report, aiming at demonstrating the manner in which the Arlington Police Department has complied with the Texas Racial Profiling Law. In section 1, you will find the table of contents in addition to the Texas Senate Bill (SB1074); which later became the Texas Racial Profiling Law. In addition, you will find the Texas HB 3389, which, in 2009, introduced new requirements relevant to racial profiling. Also, in this section, a list of requirements relevant to the Racial Profiling Law as established by TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) is included. In addition, you will find, in sections 2 and 3 documentation which demonstrates compliance by the Arlington Police Department relevant to the requirements as established in the Texas Racial Profiling Law. That is, you will find documents relevant to the implementation of an institutional policy banning racial profiling, the incorporation of a racial profiling complaint process and the training administered to all law enforcement personnel. The last section of this report provides statistical data relevant to contacts, made during the course of motor vehicle stops, between 1/1/15 and 12/31/15. In addition, this section contains the TCOLE Tier 2 form, which is required to be submitted to this particular organization by March 1 st of each year. The data in this report has been analyzed and compared to data derived from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Fair Roads Standard. The final analysis and recommendations are also included in this report. The findings in this report serve as evidence of the Arlington Police Department’s commitment to comply with the Texas Racial Profiling Law. Sincerely, Alex del Carmen, Ph.D. Del Carmen Consulting, LLC