Fair and Impartial Policing
The purpose of this policy is to require that all employees of the Winooski Police Department conduct policing in a fair and impartial manner, to clarify the circumstances in which officers can consider personal characteristics, or immigration status, when making law enforcement decisions and to reinforce processes and procedures that enable us to provide services and enforce laws in an equitable and impartial way. The Winooski Police Department is required to adopt each component the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council's model fair and impartial policing policy. The Winooski Police Department has adopted additional components. Nothing in the Winooski Police Department Fair and Impartial Policing policy is intended to violate federal law.
Model Fair and Impartial Policing
- Learn more about FIP
- View the City's policy
- Learn more about the State's Criminal Justice Council
- Read WPD's Race Data Statement
The Police Data Initiative promotes the use of open data to encourage joint problem solving, innovation, enhanced understanding, and accountability between communities and the law enforcement agencies that serve them.
CrimeReports is the nation's largest collection of law enforcement agencies committed to transparency, public access, and citizen engagement. The Winooski Police Department provides monthly reports through this service: