(1) Local law enforcement agencies shall comply with the recommendations of the Washington
association of sheriffs and police chiefs regarding racial profiling, as set forth
under (a) through (f) of this subsection. Local law enforcement agencies shall:
(a) Adopt a written policy designed to condemn and prevent racial profiling;
(b) Review and audit their existing procedures, practices, and training to ensure
that they do not enable or foster the practice of racial profiling;
(c) Continue training to address the issues related to racial profiling. Officers should be trained in how to better interact with persons they stop so that
legitimate police actions are not misperceived as racial profiling;
(d) Ensure that they have in place a citizen complaint review process that can adequately
address instances of racial profiling. The process must be accessible to citizens and must be fair. Officers found to be engaged in racial profiling must be held accountable through
the appropriate disciplinary procedures within each department;
(e) Work with the minority groups in their community to appropriately address the
issue of racial profiling; and
(f) Within fiscal constraints, collect demographic data on traffic stops and analyze
that data to ensure that racial profiling is not occurring.
(2) The Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall coordinate with
the criminal justice training commission to ensure that issues related to racial profiling
are addressed in basic law enforcement training and offered in regional training for
in-service law enforcement officers at all levels.
(3) Local law enforcement agencies shall report all information required under this
section to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs.
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