Racial Profiling Reports
Texas Law Enforcement Agency Racial Profiling Reports Submitted to TCOLE
Filing for the 2018 year has closed. If you still need to submit a report or correct a report, please contact Liutenant Gary Connella at 512-936-7774.
(Note: The 2011 thru 2015 Racial Profiling reports are no longer available on-line. A separate CD containing 2011, through 2015 reports is available for purchase at $35 each (CD disk) through an Open Records Request.)
About Law Enforcement Agency Requirements
*PLEASE NOTE: The following information applies to reports filed between January 1, 2018, and March 1, 2018, for traffic stops conducted in 2017. For traffic stops conducted in 2018 and reported between January 1, 2019, and March 1, 2019, all agencies must report Exempt or Full Reporting.* (click here for a sample report)
Texas Occupations Code 1701.164 specifies that TCOLE collect incident-based data in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure Article 2.131 – 2.138 . Chief administrators of law enforcement agencies that meet the criteria must submit racial profiling reports to their governing body, as well as TCOLE.
Each agency must file an annual online report by selecting and completing the reporting option that applies to their particular situation. Reports are filed online through the TCOLE Department Reporting System (DRS). The reporting period for the previous year begins on January 1 of the current year and ends on March 1 of the current year.
The Reporting options are:
- Exempt - Agencies that do not routinely make motor vehicle stops should fill out the 1 page online exempt status form. The exempt status report contains agency general public contact information for questions about its racial profiling filing status. Some agencies are not required to file annual reports.
- Full Reporting - Agencies that routinely perform traffic stops or motor vehicle stops must file by online report. The online report requires the completion of agency general public contact information and requires completion of both:
- a 1 page online form about the numbers of motor vehicles stops made and
- uploading a separate PDF document containing a statistical analysis of its motor vehicle stops compared to the gender and ethnic population of the agency's reporting area. The second document must also contain a statement as to if racial profiling complaints were made against the agency and if so, a listing of all racial profiling complaints and the corresponding resolutions.