LBPD Releases CY2022 Bias-Based Policing Analysis for Instant Public Access and Review

LITITZ BOROUGH - The LBPD is releasing agency data for the reporting period of CY2022 detailing the distribution of LBPD criminal arrest and traffic citation data by race, ethnicity and sex, compared against the Census data (V2022). 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).

There is no legal requirement for the LBPD to make this information available; however, the LBPD elects to post this information for immediate public access and review. This annual review is a required element of the PLEAC standard surrounding the prohibition of bias-based policing. The LBPD also elects to perform additional administrative reviews, on a more frequent basis (quarterly), which are also made available for instant public access and review.

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.

Media contact: Media@LititzPD.org.