Texas Law Enforcement Agency Racial Profiling Reports Submitted to TCOLE
About Law Enforcement Agency Requirements
Note: The link to the 2012 and 2013 Racial Profiling reports from the TCOLE website is no longer available on-line. A CD containing the 2012 reports and a CD containing the 2013 reports is available for purchase at $35 each (CD disk) through an Open Records Request .
Filing for the 2014 year begins January 1, 2015. 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.
Texas Occupations Code 1701.164 specifies that TCOLE collect incident-based data in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure Article 2.131 – 2.138 . Chief administrators of law enforcement agencies that meet the criteria must submit racial profiling reports to their governing body, as well as TCOLE.
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 TCOLE Department Reporting System (DRS) . 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:
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).
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 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).