Non-Biased Policing

ATTENTION:

Racial profiling is prohibited by all members of the Butler Police & Public Safety Department.

It is the policy of the Butler Public Safety Department to treat all persons having contact with this agency in a fair, equitable and objective manner, in accordance with the law and without consideration of their race, color, national origin or other individual characteristics. All Butler Police and Public Safety Officers are prohibited from initiating law enforcement action against any person based solely on a person’s race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

Kansas law (K.S.A. 22-4606 through K.S.A. 22-4611) prohibits the practice of racial profiling by any law enforcement officer. “Racial Profiling” means the practice of a law enforcement officer or agency relying, as the sole factor, on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or religious dress in deciding upon the scope and the substance of the law enforcement activities following the initial routine investigatory activity. Racial profiling does not include reliance on such criteria in combination with identifying factors when law enforcement officer or agency is seeking to apprehend a specific suspect whose race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religious dress is part of the description of the suspect.

If you believe that you have been the subject of racial profiling by a Public Safety Officer, you may make a complaint to either the Butler Public Safety Department or the Kansas Human Rights Commission. Any complaint alleging racial profiling made against an employee of the Butler Police and Public safety Department should be made in writing and sent to either the Public Safety Director or the Kansas Human Rights Commission. The complaint should describe in detail the incident giving rise to the compliant. The complaint should include the date, time, location and identity of the Public Safety Officer (if known). The complaint must be signed and include the name, address, phone number or other contact information for the person who was the subject of the law enforcement action. All complaints alleging racial profiling on the part of a Public Safety Officer will be thoroughly and aggressively investigated. Violations of the Public Safety Department policy prohibiting racial profiling will result in disciplinary action against the involved employee(s).

Complaints alleging racial profiling may sent to either:

Police and Public Safety Department
901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado Kansas, 67042
Chief of Police 316.322.3232

Or

Office of the Attorney General
120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597