Notices - Profiling is Not an Option

May 10, 2022 -

It is the responsibility of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office to provide law enforcement, and related services to the public. In accomplishing this, deputies must be observant, identify unusual occurrences and law violations using reasonable suspicion, and act upon them. It is this proactive enforcement that keeps our citizens, our streets, and our highways safer. It further enables us in detecting and apprehending criminals.

All laws shall be enforced equally, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, physical handicap, or religion. Bias-based profiling shall not be tolerated in enforcement efforts. This standard is established in accordance with Florida State Statue 30.15.

Bias-based profiling issues, including legal aspects, are provided to sworn members of the agency during in-service training and in accordance with the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) requirements. Numerous policies incorporate the prohibition of bias-based profiling and members are responsible for ensuring all persons within the community are treated with dignity and respect.

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office policies prohibiting bias-based profiling, please contact the Public Information Office at 575-5252.

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