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Bias-free Policing

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About Bias-free Policing

The Wright State University Police Department is committed to protecting the constitutional rights of all people and treating each person with respect and dignity. Contacting persons in a variety of situations is routine and germane to law enforcement activities. However, this agency will not accept or tolerate bias-based profiling. It is the policy of this agency to provide services and enforcement fairly and without discrimination toward any individual or group of people. Race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, ethnicity, cultural affiliation, age, disability, economic status, or affiliation with any other similar identifiable group shall not be used as the basis for providing law enforcement services or the enforcement of laws.

If you believe you were stopped by an officer based on your race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, ethnicity, cultural affiliation, age, disability, economic status, or affiliation with any other similar identifiable group, you are encouraged to fill out this form. Once a report has been submitted, the complainant(s) will be contacted and will be asked to meet with a police representative to provide additional information. While you may choose to submit a report anonymously, please understand that doing so may impact our ability to follow up if limited information is available. If you wish to be contacted, please be sure to enter your information below.

Please know, Ohio laws provide for penalties to those persons who are found guilty of knowingly providing false information to a law enforcement agency or official of that agency. The following sections of the Ohio Revised Code apply: 

  • Section 2917.32(A)(3) No person shall report to any law enforcement agency an alleged offense or another incident within its concern, knowing that such offense did not occur. 
  • Section 2921.l3(A) No person shall knowingly make a false statement, or knowingly swear or affirm the truth of a false statement previously made when any of the following apply.
    • The statement is made with the purpose to mislead a public official in performing his function. 
  • Section 2921.15(B) No person shall knowingly file a complaint against a peace officer that alleges that the peace officer engaged in misconduct in the performance of the officer's duties if the person knows that the allegation is false.

Bias Incident Reporting

If you would you like to file a bias inquiry or complaint, please either contact us by email, phone, or use this form.