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File #: 19-3033    Version: 1 Name: Presentation of the Mansfield Police Department Annual Contact Report for 2018
Type: Presentation Status: To Be Presented
File created: 2/4/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action: 2/11/2019
Title: Presentation of the Mansfield Police Department Annual Contact Report for 2018
Sponsors: Clayton Chandler, Tracy Aaron
Attachments: 1. Contact Report - Racial Profiling, 2. TCOLE Guidelines
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Presentation of the Mansfield Police Department Annual Contact Report for 2018

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Description/History

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 Mansfield 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 were implemented. Moreover, in 2017, the Sandra Bland Act was passed and signed into law (along with HB 3051 which introduced new racial and ethnic designations). The Sandra Bland Law requires for all law enforcement agencies in the state to collect additional data and provide a more detailed analysis.

 

Not later than March 1 of each year, the local Law Enforcement Agency shall submit a report containing the information compiled during the previous calendar year to the Governing Body of the Municipality served by the Agency as well as the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

 

The attached reports titled Mansfield Police Department Annual Contact Report for 2018, completed by Alex del Carmen, Ph.D. of Del Carmen Consulting, LLC serves as evidence of the Mansfield Police Department's commitment to comply with the Texas Racial Profiling Law.

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Prepared By

Tracy L. Aaron, Chief of Police, Mansfield Police Department

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