The California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (Board) is pleased to release its sixth annual Report. The Report contains an analysis of the millions of police and pedestrian stops conducted in 2021 under the Racial and Identity Profiling Act (“RIPA”) of 2015 by 58 law enforcement agencies, including the 23 largest agencies, in California. Over the past few years, the data collected under RIPA has provided empirical evidence showing disparities in policing throughout California. This year’s data demonstrates the same trends in disparities for all aspects of law enforcement stops, from the reason for stop to actions taken during stop to results of stop. The Report closely examines a wide range of issue areas related to racial and identity profiling, providing context and research to deepen stakeholders’ understanding of the stop data collected under RIPA. In the Executive Summary, the Board provides an overview of the Report. For ease of reference, there is a separate Recommendations and Best Practices section pulling out the Board’s recommendations in 2023. The Board encourages law enforcement agencies, policymakers, the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), community advocates, and individuals to use these recommendations and best practices as a platform for discussion and implementation of reforms that will improve public safety in California. The Board especially recognizes that the community is essential to any police reform and that agencies and government should include diverse community members to work in close partnership with them to improve police services in their communities and across California. Download the full 2023 Report
On January 1, 2018, the RIPA Board released its first annual report. This was California’s first statewide report on racial and identity profiling in law enforcement.
The 2018 report was accompanied by a video that illustrates the purpose of the RIPA Board – including comments from members of the Board and the public on the need for the Board – and highlights the work of the Board.