Racial/Bias Based Profiling
Racial/Bias Based Profififiling
402.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The UCLA Police Department strives to provide law enforcement to the community with due
regard to the racial and cultural differences of those served by the Department.
It shall therefore be the policy and practice of the Department to provide law enforcement
services and to enforce the law equally and fairly without discrimination toward any
individual(s) or group because of his/her race, ethnicity or nationality, religion, gender,
sexual orientation or disability.
Racial/bias based profiling
For purposes of this section, it is the practice of detaining a
suspect based on a broad set of criteria which casts suspicion on an entire class of people
without any individualized suspicion of the particular person being stopped. Penal Code §
The practice of racial/bias based profiling is illegal and will not be tolerated by this
Department. Penal Code § 13519.4 (f)
(a) It is the responsibility of every member of this Department to prevent, report and
respond appropriately to clear discriminatory or biased practices.
(b) Every member of this Department engaging in a detention shall be prepared to
articulate sufficient reasonable suspicion to justify the detention independent of the
individual’s membership in a protected class.
1. To the extent that written documentation would otherwise be completed (e.g.,
arrest report, citation, FI, etc.), the involved officer should include those facts
giving rise to the officer’s reasonable suspicion or probable cause for the
(a) Nothing in this policy shall require any officer to prepare documentation of
a contact that would not otherwise involve such reporting.
2. While the practice of racial profiling is strictly prohibited, it is recognized that
race or ethnicity may be legitimately considered by an officer in combination
with other legitimate factors to establish reasonable suspicion or probable cause
(e.g., suspect description is limited to a specific race or group).
The Department will investigate all complaints of alleged racial/bias based profiling
complaints against its members. Employees found to be in violation of this policy are
subject to discipline in accordance with this Department’s disciplinary policy.
UCLA Police Department
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