Racial Profiling Policy
Coppell Police Department General Order Number 100.003 (XI)
Coppell Police Officers are strictly prohibited from engaging in racial profiling.
- "Racial Profiling" is defined as a law enforcement-initiated action based solely on an individual's race, ethnicity, and/or national origin, rather than on the individual's behavior and/or information tending to identify the individual as having engaged in criminal activity.
- "Bias-Based Profiling" is defined as a law enforcement-initiated action, detention or interdiction based solely on a trait common to a group of people, rather than on the individual's behavior and/or information tending to identify the individual as having engaged in criminal activity.
Any person who believes they are a victim of racial or bias-based profiling is urged to speak with an on-duty supervisor in person or by phone at 972-304-3600. We would prefer to speak with you in person, but all complaints will be investigated regardless of the manner they are received. No person shall be discouraged, intimidated, or coerced from filing a complaint, nor discriminated against because they file such a complaint. If the matter proves to be more serious in nature, Texas State Law requires that the complaint be signed and in writing.
Please visit our File a Compliment or Complaint page for more information on submitting your complaint.
To maintain a professional and impartial relationship with motorists stopped for traffic violations, the Coppell Police Department has equipped every officer with a body worn camera and every vehicle used for enforcement with an audio and video recording system. Officers are required to activate the cameras during all traffic stops and the recordings are available for review by supervisors in the event of a complaint.
An annual analysis of traffic stops that result in a citation or arrest is completed each year and submitted to the City Council by March 1. A copy of the annual report is also forwarded to the Coppell Public Library for citizen review. View the 2019 Racial Profiling Report (PDF).