OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO SPEAK OUT
November 2, 2013
The Independence Police Department works very hard to make certain all citizens and visitors in the City of Independence are treated with courtesy and fairness by its police officers whenever an encounter occurs. One of the things that Chief of Police, Tom Dailey and the command staff pay particular attention to is the issue of ‘bias based profiling’.
This is a practice that is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. The Independence Police Department has enacted a General Order that states, “In the absence of specific information, the race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, economic status, cultural group status, sexual orientation, or affiliation with any other identifiable groups will not be a factor in determining the existence of probable cause to place in custody or arrest an individual....”
We, of the Independence Police Department, are proud of our membership with the prestigious Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and will continually strive to improve our service to you the citizens and guests of Independence, Missouri.
Please take a few moments to answer the Bias Based Profiling Survey. We want to know what you think about how we are doing with the issue of ‘bias based profiling’. All responses will remain strictly anonymous. You may print the survey out, answer the questions and return it to the Front Desk of the Police Department lobby, or mail to:
Officer Tom Gentry, Public Information Officer
Independence Police Department
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence, MO 64050