Bias Based / Racial Profiling

Bias based / racial profiling is defined as a law enforcement initiated action (ex. traffic stop, pedestrian stop, detention, search, seizure, issuance of a citation, arrest) based solely upon an individual's race, ethnicity, or national origin, or on the basis of other criteria (ex. racial or ethnic stereotypes) rather than upon the individuals behavior, activity, or other lawful reasons for the law enforcement action.

Deer Park police officers are strictly prohibited from engaging in bias based / racial profiling. In order to assure the public of the Deer Park Police Department's commitment to providing service and enforcing laws in a fair and equitable manner, citizens who believe they have been the subject of bias based / racial profiling may file a complaint with any employee of the Deer Park Police Department. They may also contact Internal Affairs at 281-930-2102.