Racial Profiling

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The Hurst Police Department has a commitment to unbiased policing. Since January 1, 2002, in accordance with the Texas Racial Profiling Law (Code of Criminal Procedure 2.132), the Hurst Police Department has been collecting police contact data for the purpose of identifying and responding (if necessary) to concerns regarding racial profiling practices.

Detaining an individual and conducting an inquiry into that person’s activities simply because of that individual’s race, ethnicity or national origin is racial profiling. Examples of racial profiling include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Citing a speeding driver where most other drivers are speeding because of the cited driver’s race, ethnicity or national origin.
  2. Detaining the driver of a vehicle based on the determination that a person of that race, ethnicity or national origin is unlikely to own or possess that specific make or model of vehicle.
  3. Detaining an individual based upon the determination that a person of that race, ethnicity or national origin does not belong in a specific part of town or a specific place.

    Night HPD Traffic Stop

All agencies must report racial profiling data to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) as well as to their governing body. 

Each agency must file an annual online report by selecting and completing the reporting option that applies to their particular situation. Click here for the Hurst Police Department's 2016 Racial Profiling Report.