Biased Policing

It is the policy of the Margate Police Department that employees will not engage in any activities that are discriminatory or indicative of the practice of biased policing. Personnel will focus on the behavior of an individual and/or specific suspect information in taking police action. Individuals will not be targeted for enforcement actions, detention, field contacts, asset seizure or forfeiture, or interdiction solely on the basis of race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age, cultural group or any other identifiable group.

Any person who believes that a Margate Police Officer has violated this policy can file a complaint by mail, telephone, or in person. The complaint will be thoroughly investigated and reviewed by the Chief of Police. The person filing the complaint will be notified of the outcome of the investigation.

Please click here to view a copy of the department’s policy prohibiting biased policing.