Racial Profiling Reports
Law Enforcement Agency Requirements
*PLEASE NOTE: Reporting for the 2020 racial profiling report is currently open January 1, 2021, and March 1, 2021, for traffic stops conducted in 2020. Some of the questions have changed and will be mandatory for stops conducted beginning January 1, 2021. (click here for a sample of the questions)
Texas Occupations Code 1701.164 specifies that TCOLE collect incident-based data in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure Article 2.131 – 2.138 . Chief administrators of law enforcement agencies that meet the criteria must submit racial profiling reports to their governing body, as well as TCOLE.
Each agency must file an annual online report by selecting and completing the reporting option that applies to their particular situation. Reports are filed online through TCLEDDS. The reporting period for the previous year begins on January 1st and ends March 1st.
The Reporting options are:
- Exempt - Agencies that do not routinely make motor vehicle stops should fill out the 1 page online exempt status form. The exempt status report contains agency general public contact information for questions about its racial profiling filing status. Some agencies are not required to file annual reports. A statistical analysis is not required on EXEMPT STATUS.
- Full Reporting - Agencies that routinely perform traffic stops or motor vehicle stops must file by online report. The online report requires the completion of agency general public contact information and requires completion of both:
- An online form about the numbers of motor vehicles stops made and
- uploading a separate PDF comparative analysis document containing a statistical analysis of its motor vehicle stops compared to the gender and ethnic population of the agency's reporting area. The second document must also contain a statement as to if racial profiling complaints were made against the agency and if so, a listing of all racial profiling complaints and the corresponding resolutions. Click here for more information
Please be advised that failure to submit the required report within the designated reporting period may result in license action against the chief administrator and/or civil penalties against the agency under CCP 2.134(g) and 2.1385(a), respectively.
For questions, please contact your agencies Field Service Agenct. Click here to find your FSA
Texas Law Enforcement Agency Racial Profiling Reports Submitted to TCOLE
Filing for the 2019 year has closed. If you still need to submit a report or correct a report, please contact Lieutenant Gary Connella at 512-936-7774.
2020 (revised 01.15.2021)
2019 (revised 01.12.2021)
(Note: The 2011 thru 2015 Racial Profiling reports are no longer available on-line. A separate CD containing 2011, through 2015 reports is available for purchase at $35 each (CD disk) through an Open Records Request.)