Report Recommendation 2.13
Pillar 2: Policy and Oversight
2.13 Report Recommendation: Adopt and enforce policies prohibiting profiling and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, disability, housing status, occupation, or language fluency
- Procedural justice is embedded in our culture, beginning with BRPD’s Academy Curriculum http://geauxbrpd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/brpd-sample-academy-scheduled.pdf.
- BRPD’s policy on Bias-Based Policing (General Order 108) https://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9874/General-Order-108-Bias-Based-Profiling- fundamentally supports BRPD’s aim to earn public trust.
- BRPD recognizes that previous and present injustice and discrimination are barriers to building community trust. BRPD develops and executes community outreach, youth engagement, and crime prevention among its services.
- At the core of BRPD’s mission is our pledge “to serve with the Baton Rouge community to prevent crime and to promote the safety and well-being of all.” https://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9872/General-Order-106-Mission--Values-.
- BRPD’s commitment to justice and integrity is at the heart of our Code of Ethics and the sworn oath each officer takes upon graduation from the Academy:
- To accomplish our mission and meet the standards of 21st Policing, we are committed to policies, protocols, decision-making, and expectations that comply with the Core Principles of Procedural Justice. These include:
- Treating Citizens with Dignity and Respect
- Display Trustworthy Motives
- Making Unbiased Decision
- Giving Citizens an Opportunity To Express their views