Racial/Biased-Based Policing Policy

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Members of the Garden City Police Department are prohibited from engaging in racial or other biased-based policing.

Racial or other biased-based policing means the unreasonable use of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion by a law enforcement officer in deciding to initiate an enforcement action.  It is not racial or other biased-based policing when race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion is used in combination with other identifying factors as part of a specific individual description to initiate an enforcement action.

Any person who believes he or she has been subjected to racial or other biased-based policing may file a complaint with the Garden City Police Department and/or the Kansas Attorney General's Office.  Complaints to the Garden City Police Department may be filed in person, by telephone, or by email to the Office of Professional Standards or any on-duty supervisor.  All allegations of biased-based policing will be investigated by the Office of Professional Standards and all individuals who file a complaint will receive a written disposition upon completion of the investigation.

All law enforcement officers of the Garden City Police Department are required to attend annual racial or other biased-based policing training.

The Garden City Police Department collects data on all vehicle stops to include: employee identification number, age, gender, ethnicity, religious dress, time and date of stop, location of stop, reason for stop, how information was obtained, action taken, search rationale, type of search, and contraband seized.  All data collected will be reviewed by the Garden City Police Department and disseminated to the Police Citizens' Advisory Board and the City of Garden City Commission for their review.  Collected data is available to the public during normal business hours.

Garden City Police Department Policy on Racial Profiling

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer