Comprehensive Community Police Relations Act (Race Data)
The Comprehensive Community–Police Relationship Act (CCPRA) of 2015 (2015-S 0669aa, 2015-H 5819A) requires all police departments to collect data on race at traffic stops and to submit the data to the Department of Transportation’s Office of Highway Safety in an annual report indicating what action has been taken to address any racial disparities in traffic stops and searches documented in previous reports.
Tiverton Police Department Policy
Bias-based policing is prohibited. Officers must be able to articulate specific facts, circumstances and conclusions that support probable cause or reasonable suspicion for any search or seizure, including but not limited to traffic stops. It is the policy of the Tiverton Police Department that all searches and seizures will be based on the standard of reasonable suspicion or probable cause as required by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and statutory authority. Officers may take into account the reported race, ethnicity or national origin of a specific suspect or suspects in the same way they would use specific information regarding height, weight, hair color etc. about specific suspects. Police service will be provided to all persons without regard to race, color, gender, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religious beliefs, immigration status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical or mental disability, housing status, occupation, and/or language fluency.
If you feel that you have been the subject of bias-based policing by a member of the Tiverton Police Department, please go to the "Complaint Against Police Personnel" page.
Please click the links below to see CCPRA (Race Data) statistics.