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Racial Profiling Data

Highland Park DPS is a CALEA (The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accredited law enforcement agency. In accordance with the Texas Racial Profiling Law (S.B. No. 1074), and CALEA accreditation standards, Highland Park DPS collects and maintains law enforcement contact data for the purpose of identifying and responding to concerns regarding racial profiling.

What is racial profiling?

  • Racial profiling means a law enforcement-initiated action is based on a person's race, ethnicity or national origin rather than on a person's behavior or on information identifying the individual as having engaged in criminal behavior. The term is not relevant as it pertains to witnesses, complainants, persons needing assistance or other citizen contacts.

  • Acts that constitute racial profiling are those that initiate law enforcement action, such as a traffic stop, detention, search, issuance of a citation, or an arrest based solely upon a person's race, ethnicity or national origin or on the basis of racial or ethnic stereotypes.  Law enforcement action should be based upon a person's behavior, information identifying the individual as having possibly engaged in criminal activity or other lawful reasons for the law enforcement action.

Contact Data Report

The 2014 HPDPS Contact Data report is available online and includes data from 2010-2014.

Complaints regarding racial/biased-based profiling can be made in the following ways:

  • Online: Racial/Biased-Based Complaint Form
  • By Phone: (214) 521-5000
  • By Mail: Highland Park DPS, 4700 Drexel Drive, Highland Park, TX 75205, Attn:Director Rick Pyle
  • Speak directly with any employee regarding your complaint

Department Policy

The complete Racial/Biased-Based Profiling Policy is available online.