Assembly bill 953 compliance in a university police department
On October 3, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 953 (AB953) into California law. This new legislation, titled The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015, requires all police and sheriff's departments in California to, among other things, collect and report specific data about the characteristics of people who are stopped, searched, or arrested. This research project, completed at the request of Chief Andy Roy of the Stanislaus State University Police in Turlock, California, examined the current level of data collection and makes comparisons to the reporting requirements of AB953. The intent of this project is to provide recommendations, supported by data, which will guide policy making to move the police department toward AB953 compliance.