Bias-Free Policing (BFP) is a set of criteria for law enforcement officials to follow when establishing reasonable suspicion or probable cause, while investigating a potential crime or misdemeanor. These criteria serve to ensure that no person will suffer discrimination due to factors unrelated to the incident under investigation. Currently, however, few Vermont law enforcement agencies have adopted such criteria. Without BFP policies, they lack guidelines to prevent discriminatory policing and fail to define consequences for acts of police discrimination if they do occur.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.