Bias Based Policing
Racial Profiling Complaints
The Andover Police Department does not tolerate unlawful discrimination, and as such, has developed and implemented a "Comprehensive Plan" to prevent Bias-Based or discriminatory policing practices. It shall be unlawful for any Andover law enforcement officer (member) or the Andover Police Department to engage in racial profiling or biased based policing. The Andover Police Department and its members will comply with K.S.A. 22-4610.
The race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religious dress of an individual or group shall not be the sole factor in determining the existence of probable cause to take into custody or to arrest an individual or in constituting a reasonable and articulate suspicion that an offense has been or is being committed so as to justify the detention of an individual or the investigatory stop of a vehicle.
Any person who believes such person has been subjected to racial profiling/biased based policing by a law enforcement officer, department member or the Andover Police Department may file a complaint with the Andover Police Department. The complainant may also file a complaint with the Kansas Attorney General's Office.
If the investigation of a complaint of racial profiling/biased based policing reveals the member was in direct violation of the Andover Police Department’s written directives regarding racial profiling/biased based policing, the Department shall take appropriate action consistent with applicable laws, written directives, resolutions, ordinances, and employment practices.
If you feel you have been subjected to biased policing practices you have the right to make a complaint:
- With the Andover Police Department:
- By telephone at (316) 733-5177
- In person at:
909 N. Andover Rd.
Andover, KS 67002
- With the Kansas Attorney General’s Office:
- By telephone at (785) 296-2215
- By fax at (785) 296-6296
- By mail or in person at:
120 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612
In compliance with the Racial and Other Bias Based Policing Comprehensive Plan, the Andover Police Department prepares annually a report regarding the department’s Racial & Other Bias Based Policing practices.