Racial and Identity Profiling Act - RIPA
The Mill Valley Police Department is committed to providing law enforcement services to the community with due regard for the racial, cultural, or other differences of those we serve.
In 2015, the Racial and Identity Profiling Act (Assembly Bill 953) became law, requiring California law enforcement agencies to collect specific data regarding detentions and searches.
AB 953 requires:
- Mill Valley Police Department share the collected data with the California Department of Justice (DOJ).
- Data collection for all contacts, which is defined as any detention by a peace officer of a person, or any peace officer interaction with a person in which the officer conducts a search.
- The collection of data for vehicle stops, pedestrian stops and other detentions that occur while responding to calls for service and performing other duties.
Data collected includes:
- The perceived race or ethnicity of the person contacted
- Approximate age
- The reason for the contact
- Resulting post-contact outcomes.
Mill Valley Police Department began early collection and reporting of stop data on June 1, 2021, six months before the required start date of January 1, 2022,
For additional information on RIPA please visit the State of California Department of Justice AB 953 RIPA Info Page.
For more information, please review the October 18, 2021 DEI Work Plan Update Staff Report.