assessment is intended to serve as a tool for managers to evaluate the
agency’s policies and practices to determine if habits exist that
could lead to a negative image of the department in the community.
- Has your law enforcement
agency taken a proactive action regarding bias-based traffic law enforcement?
- How many civil
rights complaints has your department received during the past year?
What percentage is related to traffic stops?
- Has your department
been negatively portrayed in the media regarding community relations
or biased traffic enforcement?
- Do you collect
data on race, ethnicity, etc.?
- Have you authorized
department-wide use of in-car video systems?
- Is there an effective
citizen complaint system in place and is the department responsive?
- Do you have supervisory
control that can identify (early alert) officers who may have patterns
of bias-based traffic enforcement?
- Does your agency
have disciplinary policies and training established for officers with
patterns of bias-based traffic enforcement?
- Has your agency
instituted proactive actions in building relations with the minority
community (for example, meetings with community leaders and neighborhood
associations) before problems exist?
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