Department Of Public Safety
Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA)
What is Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA)?
The Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA) of 2015 (AB 953) requires state and local law enforcement agencies, as specified, to collect data regarding stops of individuals, including perceived demographic information on the person stopped, and to report this data to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) on an annual basis. Click to view AB 953: The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015
This data collection has been implemented in a phased-in approach based on the size of the police agencies. The Solano Community College Department of Public Safety is to begin collecting data in May 2022. The collected data is to be reported to the Department of Justice no later than April 2023. The Department of Justice will then post the collected data to their website sometime after April 2023. Data collection will be ongoing with submission to DOJ required no later than April of each year for the prior year’s data.
The Solano Community College of Department recognizes the important work of the California Community College’s Campus Police Reform task force. One of the key considerations identified by this task force is, “Increasing accountability to the campus community through greater transparency about police interactions, engaging the community in oversight.”
While not being required to submit data until April 2023 to the DOJ, the Solano Community College of Department of Public Safety has implemented a RIPA Snapshot, making primary collected data available to the public starting in May 2022 on our website. The Snapshot allows users to view Solano Community College Department of Public Safety stop data by date, perceived race, perceived gender, the reason for the stop, and result of the stop. By analyzing this data, the Solano Community College Department of Public Safety is able to monitor all officer’s individual stops to help ensure racial profiling is not occurring.
The Snapshot is not “live data”, it will be updated monthly. This process and the Snapshot will be evolving as we continue to refine the processes.
Without this Snapshot, the public would not be able to see our collected data until DOJ posts it sometime after April of the following year of collected data. We felt it was important to create a mechanism to provide our data to the public in a timelier manner.
- What data are the Solano Community College DPS Officers required to report for each stop, detention or search of an individual?
- Agency Identification Number (ORI), date, time, and duration of the stop
- Location of stop
- Perceived race or ethnicity of person stopped *
- Perceived gender of person stopped *
- Person stopped perceived to be LGBT
- Perceived age of person stopped
- Perception that person stopped has limited or no English fluency
- Perceived or known disability of person stopped
- Reason for stop *
- Stop made in response to a call for service
- Actions taken by an officer during stop (predesignated selections are defined by DOJ – if none of those are applicable, “none” is the answer required by DOJ).
- Results of stop *
- Officer’s Identification (ID) Number
- Officer’s years of experience
- Type of assignment of an officer
*All fields and selection options are designated by DOJ.
How to read the RIPA Snapshot
You can utilize the filtering tools located at the top of the dashboard to refine your search results of posted data. The dashboard is not designed to nor has it the ability to display all the data that is collected, but rather to provide the public with basic stop data, listed with an asterisk above. When the Department of Justice posts data, all the above-listed fields will be included.
Stop Data | Available Date Span
Shows the start and end date span of available data. When using the “Filter by Date Range” option, only dates within this listed date span will show data results.
Total Number of Stops
Shows the number of individuals detained/stopped by Solano Community College Department of Public Safety Officers.
Percentage of Stops — Perceived Race
Shows the percentages of persons stopped based on perceived race. You can place the cursor over the pie chart to see a breakdown by race.
Number of Stops — Gender
Shows the number of individuals stopped by gender.
Number of Stops — Reason for Stop
The number at the top of each blue bar graph represents the number of individuals stopped by Solano Community College Department of Public Safety Officers according to the reason for the stops.
Date of implementation
The Solano Community College Department of Public Safety Stop Data is posted monthly. The Stop Data began being collected on May 1st, 2022. There is not any collected stop data prior to May 1, 2022, since the Solano County Sheriff’s Office was providing law enforcement services for Solano College under a Memorandum of Agreement. The next data update will take place on June 1st, 2022.