Review of Biased Free Policing 2021

Purpose

In order to comply with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) Standard 2.06M and the Temple Terrace Police Department General Order (GO) B-81 entitled Biased-Free Profiling, an annual review for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 has been conducted.

Review of Agency Documents

• A review of GO B-81, Biased-Free profiling, was conducted by Accreditation manager Patrick Brown on 1/27/2021. AM Brown verified it contains language prohibiting biased policing during traffic contacts, field contacts, search and seizure or in asset seizure and forfeiture efforts.

• A review of Authorization Memorandum E-2011-2, Biased-Based profiling, was conducted on 1/27/2021. AM Brown verified it contains language prohibiting biased policing during traffic contacts, field contacts, search and seizure or in asset seizure and forfeiture efforts.

• A review of training documents verified agency personnel are trained in biased policing issues including legal aspects in accordance with Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) guidelines. This is accomplished during in-service training of a Fair and Impartial training class and as initial training with new officers through the same class conducted during in-service training.

• A review of GO B-81 and Authorization Memorandum E-2011-2 verified the documents included definitions for Biased Policing, Criminal Profiling, Detention and Racial Profiling. In accordance with the Commission for Florida Accreditation (CFA) standard 2.06M, these orders address the required training of agency personnel in biased policing issues. This training covers legal aspects in accordance with CJSTC guidelines including corrective measures if biased policing occurs.

Review of Complaints

Between the dates of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, there was no complaints regarding biased policing.

As required by CFA standard 2.06M and CJSTC guidelines, traffic stops, search and asset seizure and forfeitures were reviewed with Deputy Chief Seeley. There were no complaints between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020.

Review of Calls for Service The agency’s total calls for service from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 were: 27,987. 

Based on the calls for service totals and the presence of no biased policing complaints, it can be concluded that the goals and objectives of the Temple Terrace Police Department General Order B-81 are being achieved as a result of current agency practices.

The Services Division Commander has confirmed that the agency is in compliance with Florida Statute 316.614, the Florida Safety Belt Usage Law, with the recording of violator race and ethnicity on seat belt citations by our officers. Additionally, the Records Manager, Sally Sanders, reports this information is being transmitted to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles quarterly as required by statute.

Review of Community Access

Community education is an integral part of the agency's biased policing awareness efforts. Citizens may access the Temple Terrace Police Departments website for community education and awareness in reference to biased policing by using a link that describes the agency's guidelines and how to file a complaint. As required by CFA Standard 2.06M and stated in General Order B-81, the statistical summary of this review was placed on the police departments website for public viewing.