All law enforcement agencies shall have written policies and procedures prohibiting profiling. The policies and procedures shall, at a minimum, include:
A prohibition on profiling;
Procedures allowing a complaint alleging profiling to be made to the agency:
In a writing signed by the complainant and delivered by hand, postal mail, facsimile or electronic mail; or
By telephone, anonymously or through a third party;
The provision of appropriate forms to use for submitting complaints alleging profiling;
Procedures for submitting a copy of each profiling complaint to the Law Enforcement Contacts Policy and Data Review Committee and for receiving profiling complaints forwarded from the committee; and
Procedures for investigating all complaints alleging profiling.
A law enforcement agency shall:
Investigate all complaints alleging profiling that are received by the agency or forwarded from the committee.
Accept for investigation a complaint alleging profiling that is made to the agency within 180 days of the alleged profiling incident.
Respond to every complaint alleging profiling within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the investigation. The response must contain a statement of the final disposition of the complaint. [2015 c.681 §2; 2015 c.681 §6; 2017 c.706 §7]