Bias Based Profiling
Profiling, based on a variety of articulated facts and circumstances, can be a useful investigative tool. Bias based profiling; however, is the selection of individuals based solely on a common trait of a group. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office will not condone the use of bias based profiling in any investigative action or citizen contact. Bias based profiling alienates citizens, fosters distrust of law enforcement by the community, and invites allegations of violations of constitutional rights of the citizens we serve.
It is the policy of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office that all contacts with members of the public are done with fairness, equity, and honesty.
Persons who believe they have been stopped or searched as a result of bias based profiling may file a complaint with the agency.