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Bias-based Policing

Bias-based Policing

The College Station Fire Marshal’s Office has established Policy 700.02.70 concerning the prohibition of racial profiling and discriminatory practices in general. Discrimination in any form, including racial profiling, is strictly prohibited and the department will take immediate and appropriate action to investigate an allegation of discrimination. This policy applies to all members of the College Station Fire Marshal’s Office.


What is Bias-based Policing?

Bias-based Policing is any law enforcement-initiated action based on an individual’s race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than on the individual’s behavior or information identifying the individual as having engaged in criminal activity.

Examples of bias-based policing include, but are not limited to:

  • Stopping or detaining the driver of a vehicle based on the determination that a person of that race, ethnicity, or national origin is unlikely to own or possess that specific make or model of vehicle

  • Stopping or detaining an individual based on the determination that a person of that race, ethnicity, or national origin does not belong in a specific part of town or a specific place.

 

To file a complaint on a law-enforcement activity, please fill out a complaint form.



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