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Dallas County Sheriff

I. Definitions


Articulative: Means the ability to definitively correlate an individual’s actions, or other circumstances associated with an individual, with a legitimate motivation for initiating a law enforcement contact.
CAD or Computer Aided Dispatch: Encompasses the entire computerized system utilized by the Communications Section in the collection and preservation of data
Detainee: Means any person(s) detained as a result of law enforcement contact for the purpose of a criminal investigation, regardless of the level (misdemeanor or felony), in which the individual is not under arrest.
MDC or Mobile Data Computer: Refers to the authorized onboard computer system utilized by field deputies to electronically receive and transmit data to and from the Communications Section.
Law Enforcement Contact: Includes, but not limited to:
  1. Pedestrian stop,
  2. Motor Vehicle stop,
  3. Field interrogation.
Racial Profiling: Means the act of selecting or targeting a person(s) for law enforcement contact based exclusively on the individual's race, ethnicity, or national origin and not upon reasonable suspicion sufficient to justify law enforcement initiated action or contact.
Reasonable suspicion: Means a reasonable belief, based either upon a Deputy=s personal observations or upon reliably reported or communicated information, that a person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime.
Stop: Means an interaction between a Deputy and an individual who is being detained for the purpose of a criminal investigation, regardless of the level (misdemeanor or felony), in which the individual is not under arrest.

Racial Profiling Policy
  PURPOSE and POLICY
I. DEFINITIONS
II. RESTRICTIONS FOR DEPUTY INITIATED LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTACT
III DOCUMENTATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS
IV. INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED
V. DOCUMENTATION OF PEDESTRIAN STOPS
VI. COMPLAINTS
VII. TRAINING
VIII. PUBLIC EDUCATION