Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board

The Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board was created “for the purpose of eliminating racial and identity profiling, and improving diversity and racial and identity sensitivity in law enforcement.” (Pen. Code, § 13519.4, subd. (j)(1).) To that end, the Board engages in a variety of work in partnership with state and local law enforcement agencies, community stakeholders, and academic researchers, including:

  • Reviewing and analyzing policies and practices to make policy recommendations that will eliminate racial and identity profiling by law enforcement in California;
  • Conducting and consulting evidence-based research on intentional and implicit bias and law enforcement stop, search, and seizure tactics;
  • Reviewing and analyzing stop data and civilian complaint data required by the Racial and Identity Profiling Act; and
  • Reviewing training by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) regarding racial and identity profiling required by RIPA.

Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board Members

As required by AB 953, on July 1, 2016, the Attorney General established the RIPA Board for the purpose of eliminating racial and identity profiling, and improving diversity and racial and identity sensitivity in law enforcement.

The current RIPA Board members include:

See biographies of former Board members

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RIPA Board Subcommittees

The work of the RIPA Board is conducted by the following five subcommittees:

Stop Data Analysis
Civilian Complaints
POST Training and Recruitment
State & Local Racial and Identity Profiling Policies & Accountability
Calls for Service
Previous subcommittees of the Board, created to specifically advise the Attorney General on the development of the Stop Data Regulations, included: Additional Data Elements subcommittee, Definitions subcommittee, Searches & Seizures subcommittee, Special Considerations/Settings subcommittee, Technology subcommittee, Outreach subcommittee, Evidence-Based Research and Best Practices (Subcommittee Combined with Stop Data Subcommittee June, 2019).

For questions about the RIPA Board, please contact:
Allison Elgart
Deputy Attorney General
California Department of Justice
Civil Rights Enforcement Section
455 Golden Gate Ave., Suite 11000
San Francisco, CA 94102-7004
(415) 510-3507
Allison.Elgart@doj.ca.gov

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