Texas Law Enforcement complies with Senate Bill 1074 and House Bill 3389.
This department supports the 77th and 81st Texas Legislature’s mandates prohibiting racial profiling in Texas. Our police officers work under a departmental policy that is consistent with all state and federal laws. The policy includes provisions for citizens to contact us if they have a conflict with a New Braunfels police officer.
It is also important for members of the public whom feel as though they have been involved in a racial profile incident to contact our department. This contact can be made by either calling our Professional Standards Unit directly at (830) 221-4100, or by filing a complaint through our departmental complaint process. Once completed please return the form to the New Braunfels Police Department Professional Standards Unit.
The New Braunfels Police Department realizes that there will be disagreements from time-to-time with individuals that come in contact with our officers. We realize that confusion, different perceptions or possibly the timeliness of information could result in information that may produce different accounts of the same incident. These disagreements between citizens and officers need to be addressed. We trust that the vast majority of contacts between citizens and officers are conducted in a positive, professional manner. The relationship between the community and our officers is based on confidence and trust. We cannot be effective without both the community and our officers working together to achieve this goal.
We are very proud of the relationship the New Braunfels Police Department shares with the community. Our longstanding goal is to provide our citizens with a safe community where all may live without the fear of crime.
Racial Profile Law
On September 1, 2001, the racial profile law became effective as found in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure beginning with Article 2.131. The law mandated law enforcement agencies to begin collecting certain data in connection to traffic or pedestrian stops beginning on January 1, 2002. Based on that data, the law mandated law enforcement agencies to submit a report to the law enforcement agencies' governing body beginning March 1, 2003 and each year thereafter no later than March 1. Additionally, all law enforcement agencies must also submit a report to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards beginning March 1, 2011 and each year thereafter no later than March 1.
This report is submitted pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 2.134 which in part reads as follows:
- "...(b) A law enforcement agency shall compile and analyze the information contained in each report received by the agency under Article 2.133 (reports required for traffic and pedestrian stops). Not later than March 1 of each year, each local law enforcement agency shall submit a report containing the information compiled during the previous calendar year to the governing body of each county or municipality served by the agency in a manner approved by the agency."
- "...(e) The commission on law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education shall develop guidelines for compiling and reporting information as required by this article."
We make available a statistical compilation of racial profiling data based on the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements. In compliance with the aforementioned statutory requirements, and with this agency's approval, this TCOLE data is presented in the same manner as required for this year's annual report.