The UC Davis Police Department reports officer perceptions of community member identities during police stops, per California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA).
The UC Davis Police Department strives to enforce the law equally and fairly. We do not profile or discriminate against any individual or group because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
RIPA requires that California law enforcement agencies collect information from officers about the "perceived race or ethnicity" of the people they detain.
The visualizations below are based on reports from the officer who made the stop, using categories of “perceived race or ethnicity” defined by RIPA standards. Both UC Davis campuses (in Davis and in Sacramento) attract visitors from outside of the region, so drawing correlations to local communities may be difficult. Please note that changes to RIPA categories are anticipated to take effect for law enforcement agencies throughout California in January 2022, which will be reflected in the data below too.
How to interact with the data visualization below:
- Click through the questions to see how stops unfold.
- Use the filters to compare data by campus location, what initiated the stop, reason and result of the stop, and whether the person stopped is affiliated with UC Davis.
- Race and ethnicity are based on officer perceptions.
- Visualizations are optimized for desktop or tablet screens and may not be visible on mobile devices.
- Data are updated on a monthly basis.