Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA)

On October 3, 2015, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 953, the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015, which requires all city and county local law enforcement agencies in California, as well as the California Highway Patrol and peace officers of California state and university educational institutions, to collect perceived demographic and other detailed data regarding pedestrian and traffic stops.

This law requires the collection and submission of data to the Attorney General on all stops, detentions, searches (including consensual searches), along with interactions that result in force being used.  The data to be collected includes, among other things, the perceived race or ethnicity, gender, and approximate age of the person stopped, as well as other data such as the reason for the stop, whether a search was conducted, and the results of any such search.

Effective January 1, 2022, all sworn members of this department began collecting the data required per RIPA requirements and Murrieta Police Policy 402.8.  The data collected by the Murrieta Police Department will be submitted to the California Department of Justice on an annual basis.

Additional information on RIPA can be found online at https://oag.ca.gov/ab953.