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TO: Chief Mike Cantaloupe
FROM: Commander Patrick Dovale
DATE: 1/15/2019
SUBJECT: 2018 Biased-Based Profiling Annual Administrative Review
In accordance with SOP 960-Biased Based Profiling and CFA 2.06 paragraph 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 Florida State Statute 316.614, the records division has successfully submitted their quarterly reports to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles  or DHSMV for the 2018 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 Standard Operating Procedure 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 2018 there were 41 complaints received by the Office of Professional Compliance. Of these 41, there was only one complaint that was identified as being bias-based in nature. The one complaint is as follows:
• 18-18-cc was Unfounded and did not require discipline or retraining.
Please consider this memorandum as an administrative review of the Cocoa Police Departments practices involving biased based profiling.

Biased-Based Profiling Brochure