A Statement on Racial Profiling
Racial Profiling is specifically prohibited in Texas under the
provisions of the Criminal Code of Procedure Articles 2.131-2.137. At
the university police, our officers are further prohibited from
engaging in bias based profiling in traffic contacts, field contacts
and in asset seizure and forfeiture.
We have outlined a complaint process for those who believe they have
been stopped or searched based on racial or bias based profiling.
Complaints should be directed to:
University Police Department
Office of Professional Standards
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas, 77555-0101
E-Mail: Inspector S. Happ - email@example.com or Sgt. L. Pean - firstname.lastname@example.org
All complaints will be investigated in a thorough and timely manner. If
racial or bias based profiling occurs, as proven in sustained
complaints, disciplinary action to include termination of employment and
criminal prosecution may result. If bias based profiling behaviors
are suspected, early intervention to correct such behavior may be
appropriate and could include counseling, training and education.