Texas Law Enforcement Agency Racial Profiling Reports Submitted to TCLEOSE
About Law Enforcement Agency Requirements
Note: The link to the 2010 and 2011 Racial Profiling reports from the TCLEOSE website is no longer available on-line. A CD containing the 2010 reports and a CD containing the 2011 reports is available for purchase at $35 each (CD disk) through an Open Records Request.
Filing for the 2012 year begins January 1, 2013. As reports are filed they can be viewed by clicking the area of the State of Texas below where the agency is located on the graphic below or through the Racial Profiling Statistics page.
House Bill 3389 changed several portions of the Code of Criminal Procedure Article 2.131 – 2.138. The major change that is now in the law is that all agencies must report racial profiling data to TCLEOSE as well as their governing body.
Each agency must file an annual online report by selecting and completing the reporting option that applies to their particular situation. Reports are filed online through the TCLEOSE Department Reporting System. The reporting period for the previous year begins on January 1 of the current year and ends on March 1 of the current year.
The Reporting options are:
- Exempt - Agencies that do not routinely make motor vehicle stops should fill out the 1 page online exempt status form. The exempt status report contains agency general public contact information for questions about its racial profiling filing status. Some agencies are not required to file annual reports. Click here for the list of agencies that are not required to file an annual report.
- Partial Exemption- Agencies that routinely perform traffic stops or motor vehicle stops and have the vehicles that routinely perform theses stops equipped with video and audio equipment must file by an online report. The online report requires the completion of agency general public contact information and the completion of one of the following options:
Full Reporting- Agencies that routinely perform traffic stops or motor vehicle stops and do not equip the vehicles that routinely perform these stops with video or audio equipment must file by online report. The online report requires the completion of agency general public contact information and requires completion of both:
- a 1 page online form about the numbers of motor vehicles stops made or
- uploading an agency developed report in PDF format that contains all information of the one page online form (Tier 1 Reporting).
- a 1 page online form about the numbers of motor vehicles stops made and
- uploading a separate PDF document containing a statistical analysis of its motor vehicle stops compared to the gender and ethnic population of the agency's reporting area. The second document must also contain a statement as to if racial profiling complaints were made against the agency and if so, a listing of all racial profile complaints and the corresponding resolutions (Tier 2 Reporting).
To view an agency's Racial Profile Report, click the region where the agency is located. To see statistics on the current count of Racial Profiling reports received, click here.