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WASHINGTON ANNOTATED   TITLE 43. STATE GOVERNMENT--EXECUTIVE   CHAPTER 43.101. CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION--EDUCATION AND TRAINING STANDARDS BOARDS   43.101.410. Racial profiling--Policies--Training--Complaint review process-- Data collection and reporting


43.101.410. Racial profiling--Policies--Training--Complaint review process-- Data collection and reporting

(1) Local law enforcement agencies shall comply with the recommendations of the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs regarding racial profiling, as set forth under (a) through (f) of this subsection. Local law enforcement agencies shall:

(a) Adopt a written policy designed to condemn and prevent racial profiling;

(b) Review and audit their existing procedures, practices, and training to ensure that they do not enable or foster the practice of racial profiling;

(c) Continue training to address the issues related to racial profiling. Officers should be trained in how to better interact with persons they stop so that legitimate police actions are not misperceived as racial profiling;

(d) Ensure that they have in place a citizen complaint review process that can adequately address instances of racial profiling. The process must be accessible to citizens and must be fair. Officers found to be engaged in racial profiling must be held accountable through the appropriate disciplinary procedures within each department;

(e) Work with the minority groups in their community to appropriately address the issue of racial profiling; and

(f) Within fiscal constraints, collect demographic data on traffic stops and analyze that data to ensure that racial profiling is not occurring.

(2) The Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall coordinate with the criminal justice training commission to ensure that issues related to racial profiling are addressed in basic law enforcement training and offered in regional training for in-service law enforcement officers at all levels.

(3) Local law enforcement agencies shall report all information required under this section to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs.

 

West's RCWA 43.101.415    WASHINGTON ANNOTATED   TITLE 43. STATE GOVERNMENT--EXECUTIVE   CHAPTER 43.101. CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION--EDUCATION AND TRAINING STANDARDS BOARDS   43.101.415. Racial profiling--Reports to the legislature


The Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, in cooperation with the criminal justice training commission, shall report to the legislature by December 31, 2002, and each December 31st thereafter, on the progress and accomplishments of each local law enforcement agency in the state in meeting the requirements and goals set forth in RCW 43.101.410.

West's RCWA 43.43.490    WASHINGTON ANNOTATED   TITLE 43. STATE GOVERNMENT--EXECUTIVE   CHAPTER 43.43. WASHINGTON STATE PATROL   43.43.490. Routine traffic enforcement information--Data collection-- Training materials on racial profiling


(1) The Washington state patrol shall work with the criminal justice training commission and the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to develop (a) further criteria for collection and evaluation of the data collected under RCW 43.43.480, and (b) training materials for use by the state patrol and local law enforcement agencies on the issue of racial profiling.

(2) The Washington state patrol, criminal justice training commission, and Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall encourage local law enforcement agencies to voluntarily collect the data set forth under RCW 43.43.480(1).

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