The Racial Profiling Board’s Mission is to eliminate racial profiling in Wichita. Click HERE to watch a Facebook Interview with our Board Chair--Mrs. Sheila Officer. Our efforts are focused on improving the relationship between law enforcement and the community by:
1. Working with law enforcement to change policies and eliminate racial biases through improved training and education for our community’s police officers.
2. Striving to increase knowledge and awareness in our citizens regarding their constitutional rights and responsibilities to develop better communication, trust and understanding with law enforcement.
3. Encouraging our elected officials to advocate for and pass stronger legislation that creates both greater accountability for law enforcement as well as prevents any officer from using their bias to profile drivers or pedestrians.
The Racial Profiling Advisory Board of Wichita was formed in 2000. In 2004, this board drafted the Kansas Racial Profiling statutes, K.S.A. 22-4606—4611 which were passed into law in 2005.
The board consists of community members with 4 subcommittees:
Anyone is welcome to attend and speak.
We meet every third (3rd) Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
McAdams Park Pavilion
1369 E. 16th St. N., Wichita, KS 67214
You may file a Racial Profiling complaint at various locations. Click on the link below for more details. RPAB members will be glad to assist.
One of the primary functions of the Racial Profiling Advisory Board of Wichita is to do community outreach. Click on the link below to watch YouTube videos on what to do if you are stopped.
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