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Dallas County Sheriff

IV. Information to Be Collected


  1. Vehicles Without Functioning Audio & Video Recording Equipment: This section applies to vehicles that do not have audio & video equipment or to vehicles in which the audio & video equipment is not operative.
    1. The following information is to be collected and reported via radio, telephone, or MDC to the Communications Section by all Deputies performing a motor vehicle stop utilizing vehicles without audio and video recording equipment:
      1. Physical description of each person detained as a result of the stop, including: gender, race / ethnicity.
      2. Initial reason for the stop
      3. Whether the Deputy making the stop knew the suspects race or ethnicity before detaining the suspect.
      4. Street address or approximate location of stop.
      5. Was a search conducted as a result of the stop.
      6. Did detainee consent to search.
      7. Notation of any contraband discovered during the search and the type of contraband discovered.
      8. Probable cause to search and facts supporting the existence of that probable cause.
      9. Was an arrest made as a result of the stop or the search, including a statement of the offense and charge.
      10. Was a written warning or a citation issued.
  2. Vehicles with Functioning Audio & Video Recording Equipment: The following information is to be collected and reported via radio, telephone, or MDC to the Communications Section by all Deputies performing a motor vehicle stop utilizing vehicles with audio and video recording equipment:
    1. Race or ethnicity and gender of the detainee,
    2. Initial reason for the stop.
    3. Whether the Deputy making the stop knew the suspects race or ethnicity before detaining the suspect.
    4. Was a search conducted as a result of the stop, if so was it consensual.
    5. Was there an arrest or citation issued.
  3. The Communications Section will ensure that the information listed in Section IV.A.1.a-i is entered and recorded as a CAD entry associated with the stop.
  4. The Sheriff or his/her designee shall submit an annual report to The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) and to the governing body of Dallas County regarding the collection of information relating to motor vehicle stops in which a citation is issued and to arrests made as a result of those stops, as per the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 2.132.(b)(6)&(7), including information relating to:
    1. The race or ethnicity of the individual detained,
    2. Whether a search was conducted and, if so, whether the individual detained consented to the search, and
    3. Whether the peace officer knew the race or ethnicity of the individual detained before detaining that individual.
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