Harlandale Independent School District
632 West Vestal Place
San Antonio, Texas 78221
(210) 989-4753 Fax (210) 921-4799
Michael A. Ramirez, Chief of Police
Harlandale Independent School District Police Department has
established a policy concerning the prohibition of racial profiling as
set out in accordance to Texas Code of Criminal Procedures (Article
2.131, Racial Profiling Prohibited). Discrimination in any form is
strictly prohibited and the department will take immediate and
appropriate action to investigate allegations of discrimination. Police
personnel shall report any racial profiling practices they observe.
WHAT IS RACIAL PROFILING
Profiling is any law enforcement initiated action based on an
individual’s race, ethnicity, or national origin, rather than the
individual’s behavior or information identifying the individual as
having engaged in criminal activity.
shall accept complaints from any person who believes he or she has been
stopped, searched, or arrested based on racial profiling. No person
shall be discouraged, intimidated, or coerced from filing such a
complaint, or discriminated against because he or she filed a complaint.
HOW TO MAKE A COMPLAINT
against any member of the Harlandale Independent School District Police
Department are preferred to be made in person. Any method of reporting
will be investigated by a department supervisor on the totality of the
information received. Complaints can be filed directly at Harlandale ISD
Police Department, 632 West Vestal Place, San Antonio, Texas 78221.
Telephone number (210) 989-4760.
received are processed through the department’s command staff and the
Chief of Police. When a complaint is received, it is reviewed by a
supervisor to determine the nature of the allegation. In order to
conduct a fair and complete investigation, the person making the
complaint may be contacted during the investigation for additional
information. The complainant will be notified of the disposition. The
outcome of all complaints may be categorized as:
· Sustained – The complaint has been found to be factual.
· Unfounded – The complaint has been found to be filed without sufficient evidence.
· Exonerated – No action taken against the officer.
The Office of
the Chief of Police will compile a yearly report of all incidents
concerning racial profiling and shall disseminate this data as required