LBPD Releases CY2021 Bias-Based Policing Analysis

LITITZ BOROUGH - The LBPD is releasing agency data for the reporting period of CY2021 detailing the distribution of LBPD criminal arrest and traffic citation data by race, ethnicity and sex, compared against the Census data. This analysis is available as an embedded PDF attached to this post, but it is also available in the bias-based policing analysis repository on the agency webpage of LititzPD.org. This annual analysis is in compliance with LBPD written directive 1.8.3 (related to Bias-Based Policing Prohibited), which is available for instant public access and review in the LBPD policy repository on the agency webpage of LititzPD.org. This annual analysis also complies with Accreditation standards established by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC).

Bias-based police (also known as "racial profiling or bias-based profiling), is any traffic stop, field contact, vehicle search, asset seizure/forfeiture, or enforcement action based solely on a common trait of a group. Common traits include, but are not limited to, race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age, or cultural group.

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