Bias Based Profile Reporting
These reports detail an analysis of the Rockport Police Department’s (RPD) policies, training, and statistical information on bias-based profiling. The reports have been prepared to specifically comply with Article 2.134 of the CCP regarding the compilation and analysis of racial profiling data. Specifically, the analysis will address Articles 2.131 – 2.134 of the CCP and make a determination of the level of compliance with those articles by the RPD. The reports are divided into six analytical sections: the RPD’s bias-based profiling policy; the RPD’s training and education on bias-based profiling; the RPD’s complaint process and public education on bias-based profiling; an audit of the process for the collection of information by Rockport police officers; the compilation and analysis of the information collected; and a final section which includes completed data and information reporting forms required to be sent to TCOLE beginning in 2011. For the purposes of this report and analysis, the following definition of “bias-based profiling,” to include “racial profiling,” is used: 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 (Texas CCP Article 3.05).