Addison Police Department Presents Racial Profiling Report
The Addison Police Department (APD) must comply with the Texas Racial Profiling Law. The statute requires the collection and annual reporting/analysis of motor vehicle-related contact data for the purpose of identifying and addressing (if necessary) areas of concern regarding racial profiling practices. The APD submitted its motor vehicle-related contact data to Del Carmen Consulting, LLC for analysis, and presented the 2021 results to Council and the state by March 1 in accordance with state law. Police Chief Paul Spencer shared the highlights of the report at the February 22 City Council meeting.
The 2021 Racial Profiling Report concludes that Addison Police Officers are finding contraband when expected based on sound law enforcement practices and not due to a focus on a person's race, ethnicity, or biased-based factors. Furthermore, the report verifies that the APD is in full compliance with the state racial profiling statute regarding prevention policies, data collection, vehicle search analysis, and reporting.