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Racial Profiling Prohibited

The Texas Woman's University Department of Public Safety has an established policy prohibiting racial profiling in accordance with state and federal law. This policy is strictly enforced, and the department will take immediate and appropriate action to investigate any allegations of racial profiling. The policy applies to all members of the department, both commissioned and non-commissioned.

Q.   What is Racial Profiling?

Racial profiling is a law enforcement action that is motivated by an individual's race, ethnicity, or national origin.

Q.   What is the complaint process?

The department shall accept complaints from any person who believes that they were stopped, searched, inappropriately ticketed, or arrested based on racial, ethnic, or national origin profiling. No person shall be discouraged, intimidated, or otherwise impeded from filing a complaint concerning racial profiling.

Q.   How do I make a complaint?

Complaints against members of the TWU DPS may be made by letter or in person to the supervisor on duty. No matter how the complaint is made, it is the responsibility of the contacted supervisor to inform the complainant of the proper procedure for filing the complaint. Complaints involving police personnel must be sworn under oath and notarized.

Q.   What happens to my complaint after it is received?

All complaints are investigated to determine the nature of the allegation, the type of allegation, and the facts surrounding the allegation. An investigation report will be forwarded to the Director of Public Safety for final evaluation of the complaint and determination of any corrective action as necessary.

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