In accordance with SOP 960- (Biased Based Profiling) and CFA 2.06 (E), I have completed an annual administrative review of the agency practices, citizen complaints, and any documented concerns that may have been received. The following is a breakdown of the information reviewed:
In accordance with FSS 316.614, the records division has successfully submitted quarterly reports to the DHSMV for the 2023 Seat Belt Violation Data Collection System. Each of these reports documents a non-biased approach to issuing these citations. For each quarter reported, most citations were issued to non-Hispanic individuals.
A review of our current policy SOP 960 (Biased-Based Profiling) and Biased-Based Profiling brochure was conducted. Both the policy and the brochure appear to represent a consistent approach with regard to our current practices. There was also no notable need for revisions.
During the year, 2023 there were 32 complaints received by the Office of Professional Compliance. Of these 32, there were no complaints that were identified as being biased-based in nature.
Please consider this memorandum as an administrative review of the Cocoa Police Department practices involving biased-based profiling.