Senate Bill 1074 was successfully passed during the 77th Texas Legislative Session and was designed to address a growing concern regarding the practice of racial profiling in the law enforcement profession. Two of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the United States constitution are equal protection under the law and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures by government agents. The right of all persons to be treated equally and to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures must be respected. Racial profiling is an unacceptable patrol tactic and will not be condoned.
All Texas State Technical College Police Department officers are expected to conduct themselves in a dignified and respectful manner when dealing with the public, to police in a proactive and responsible manner, and to enforce State Laws and TSTC Traffic Rules and Regulations without regard to racial, ethnic or national origin.
The TSTC Police Department discourages any racial profiling and will accept complaints from any person who believes he or she has been stopped or searched based on racial, ethnic or national origin. Complaints should be directed to the TSTC Harlingen Chief of Police at 956-364-4220.