Bias Based Profiling Policy
Officers of the Tallahassee Police Department patrol in a proactive manner to deter and locate criminal activity, investigate suspicious persons and/or circumstances, and enforce motor vehicle laws. It is proactive enforcement that keeps our citizens free from crime and our streets and highways safe to drive upon. We accomplish this mission in a way that respects the dignity of all persons and yet sends a strong deterrent message to actual and potential law breakers.
Bias based profiling is the selection of individuals based solely on a common trait of a group. This includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age or culture. The Tallahassee Police Department prohibits bias based profiling by its officers.
How to Report Bias-Based Profiling
Citizens who feel they have been stopped or searched based upon bias-based profiling are encouraged to file a complaint with the Department. Complaints may be filed by mail, electronic mail, telephone, or in person to any Tallahassee Police Department supervisor. When filing a complaint, please include if possible: all names, dates, and places known. All complaints will be investigated.