TO: Chief Mike Cantaloupe
FROM: Commander Patrick Dovale
SUBJECT: 2019 Biased-Based Profiling Annual Administrative Review
In accordance with SOP 960- (Biased Based Profiling) and CFA 2.06 (E), I have completed an annual administrative review of the agency practices, citizen complaints and any documented concerns that may have been received. The following is a breakdown of the information reviewed:
In accordance with FSS 316.614, the records division has successfully submitted their quarterly reports to the DHSMV for the 2019 Seat Belt Violation Data Collection System. Each of these reports documents a non-biased approach to the issuance of these citations. For each quarter reported, the majority of citations were issued to non-Hispanic individuals.
A review of our current policy SOP 960 (Biased-Based Profiling) and Biased- Based Profiling brochure was conducted. Both the policy and the brochure appear to represent a consistent approach with regards to our current practices. There were also no notable needs for revisions.
During the year, 2019 there were 35 (35) complaints received by the Office of Professional Compliance. Of these 35, there were three (3) complaints identified as being biased-based in nature. The three complaints are as follows:
19-06-cc Unfounded and did not require discipline or retraining.
19-07-cc Exonerated and did not require discipline or retraining.
19-10-IA Sustained which resulted in discipline/termination of employee
Please consider this memorandum as an administrative review of the Cocoa Police Departments practices involving biased based profiling.