Update on AB 953 - “The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015”

October 6, 2020

The Mill Valley Police Department would like to provide an update on AB 953 - “The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015”

  • Our Interim Police Chief brought a report to Council on August 3rd, and shared that the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board requires a department the size of the Mill Valley Police Department to begin collecting “stop” data in 2022 and to report the data in 2023
  • Since the report to Council, the Mill Valley Police Department has been researching different platforms, internal and external, to achieve proper data collection and reporting
  • Currently, Mill Valley Police Department is beta testing, along with 5 other Bay Area law enforcement agencies, a platform for this data collection as well as distribution to the Department of Justice
  • The police department continues to focus on being ahead of the requirements and collecting the required data in an organized and proper manner in 2021 

We will keep the community updated as the testing phase continues.

The City of Mill Valley promotes events and activities that inspire action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community. Learn more about the City of Mill Valley's Diversity, Inclusion and Equity initiatives here.