Traffic Stops help keep our community safe
The Cal Poly Police Department strives to provide law enforcement service with due regard for the demographic and cultural diversity of our community. It is therefore our policy and practice:
- To enforce the law equally and fairly without profiling or discrimination toward any individual or group because of their race, ethnicity or nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
- To be as transparent as possible in responding to complaints of profiling.
At the request of the state, we have established a program to collect age, race and gender data during vehicle stops and to share these statistics with the community via this website. Data acquired for this purpose will not contain the identity of any persons stopped by Cal Poly police officers.
Officers will not ask for identifying information solely for the purposes of collecting this statistical data. When data for this survey tool are not readily available via an official document such as a driver’s license, officers will record data based on their observations and perceptions. We realize that perceptions are not always exact, but our intention is to collect this data while expressing the utmost respect towards the community members we serve.