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Bias-Based Profiling

The Wilton Manors Police Department is charged with protecting the rights of all citizens and visitors, against intimidation, harassment and acts that are based on race, religion, ethnicity, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, homeless status, mental or physical disability and/or advanced age.

Investigative detentions, traffic stops, arrests, searches, and property seizures by officers will be based on a standard of reasonable suspicion or probable cause in accordance with the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  Officers must be able to articulate specific facts and circumstances that support reasonable suspicion or probable cause for investigative detentions, traffic stops, arrests, non-consensual searches, and property seizures. 

Citizens or visitors who feel they have been stopped or searched due to bias-based profiling are encouraged to file a complaint with the Police Department.

Complaints may be filed in person, by mail, electronic mail, telephone or online.  To file a complaint, please include all the facts, names, dates, and places known.  The Commendation and Complaint form is located at the following link: http://www.wiltonmanors.com/index.aspx?NID=278

All complaints will be investigated.