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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES ROC-05 <br />EFFECTIVELAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />DATE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 5 <br />09-10-07 06-18-18 YES <br />02-14-03 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br /> The purpose of this directive is to establish policy and procedures regarding the <br />prohibition of discriminatory practices in the detaining, stopping, or searching of <br />persons and vehicles, or in asset seizure or forfeiture actions taken by officers of <br />the Surprise Police Department. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />A. It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department that officers will not <br />affect a stop, detention, or search of any person, or take any asset <br />seizure or forfeiture action when such action is motivated by the race, <br />color, ethnicity, age, gender, national origin, disability, religion, economic <br />status, or sexual orientation of the person, and the action would constitute <br />a violation of the civil rights of that person. (1.2.9a) <br />B. Specifically, personnel of the Surprise Police Department will not engage <br />in any activities that are discriminatory or indicative of a practice of <br />profiling. <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />Term Definition <br />The act of stopping or restraining an individual's freedom <br />Detention <br />to walk away, approaching and questioning an individual <br />outside the realm of a consensual encounter, or stopping <br />an individual suspected of being personally involved in <br />criminal activity. <br />The stopping, detention, search, interdiction, or other <br />Discriminatory <br />disparate treatment of an individual based solely on the <br />Practice <br />race, color, ethnicity, age, gender, national origin, <br />disability, religion, economic status, or sexual orientation <br />status of the individual. <br />Sworn officers and civilian personnel who provide direct <br />Enforcement <br />support to enforcement operations. <br />Personnel <br />Looking for or seeking out that which is otherwise <br />Search <br />concealed from view. <br />The restraining of an individual's liberty by physical force <br />Stop <br />or a show of authority. <br /> <br /> <br />