To establish procedural guidelines for the prevention of racial profiling in the Police Department of the Pleasanton Independent School District; and to protect our officers from unwarranted accusations of misconduct when they act within the dictates of the law.
2. Policy Statement
The Pleasanton Independent school District police Department prohibits racial profiling. No Pleasanton ISD Police Officer shall use racial profiling as the basis of a stop or detention.
b. Race or ethnicity means a person of a particular descent, including Caucasian, African, Hispanic, Asian, or Native
c. The term articulable suspicion includes probable cause or reasonable suspicion that on offense has been committed, is being committed, or is about to be committed by a specific person(s).
- Pleasanton ISD Police officers are absolutely prohibited in the utilization of race, descent, ethnicity, economic status, religion, gender, or sexual orientation of a motorist or offender as an element in the stop or detention of any person.
- Pleasanton ISD Police Officers must demonstrate probable cause for the detention of any person.
5. Individuals who believe that the department or one of its officers has violated this policy may file a complaint to any officer, including the one who made the stop or
a. The officer to whom the complaint is made will record the name, address, and phone number of the person making the complaint, and report this information to a supervisor prior to the end of the
b. In order for a complaint against a District Peace Officer to be considered by the head of the District Police Department, the complaint must be in writing and signed by the person who is making the
c. The information from the compliant shall be forwarded to the Officer designated to investigate Internal Affairs
d. A copy of the complaint shall be given to the officer within 10 business days after it is
e. The complaint should be submitted to the Chief of Police, who will respond within 10 business days of his receipt of the complaint, unless circumstances require more time to investigate, in which case the Chief of Police will notify the complainant of the date on which he or she will
f. The Chief may schedule a meeting with the complainant and/or with any officer involved, in order to discuss the
i. Collection of Information and reports
a. The race or ethnicity of the individual detained; and
b. Whether a search was conducted, and, if so, whether the person detained consented to the search.
1. Determine the prevalence of racial profiling by peace officers employed by the agency; and
2. Examine the disposition of traffic and pedestrian stops made by each officer employed by the department, including searches that result from the stops; and
b. Information relating to each complaint filed with the Department alleging that one of its peace officers has engaged in racial
The report may not contain identifying information about a peace officer who makes a traffic or pedestrian stop or about an individual who is stopped or arrested by a peace officer.