Racial Profiling

  • The Bastrop ISD Police Department supports the 77th Texas Legislature’s mandate prohibiting racial profiling in Texas. Therefore, in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 1074, 77th Legislation 2001, the Bastrop ISD Police Department has made significant efforts to inform the public about issues relevant to the complaint process. Special emphasis has been placed on informing school community members on filing a complaint regarding racial profiling practices. If you wish to compliment or file a complaint regarding racial profiling against a BISD Officer, you may refer it to the Chief of Police or his designee by contacting him at:

    Phone: BISD Police Department 512-772-7143
    Email: sbunch@bisdtx.org
    Location: Bastrop ISD Police, 906 Farm St., Bastrop, TX 78602

    A Commitment to the Community

    The BISD Police Department has made the commitment to the community:

    1. The department shall accept complaints from any person who believes he or she has been stopped or searched based on racial, ethnic or national origin profiling. No person shall be discouraged, intimidated or coerced from filing a complaint, nor discriminated against because he or she filed such a complaint.
    2. Any employee who receives an allegation of racial profiling, including the officer who initiated the stop, shall record the person's name, address and telephone number, and forward the complaint through the appropriate channel or direct the individual(s). Any employee contacted shall provide to that person a copy of a complaint form or the department process for filing a complaint. All employees will report any allegation of racial profiling to their superior before the end of their shift.
    3. Investigation of a complaint shall be conducted in a thorough and timely manner. All complaints will be acknowledged in writing to the initiator who will receive disposition regarding said complaint within a reasonable period of time. The investigation shall be reduced to writing and any reviewer's comments or conclusions shall be filed with the chief. When applicable, findings and/or suggestions for disciplinary action, retraining, or changes in policy shall be filed with the chief.
    4. If a racial profiling complaint is sustained against an officer, it will result in appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action, up to and including termination.