Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Commitment to Unbiased Law Enforcement - Racial or Other Biased-Based Policing Prohibited
It is the policy of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) to treat all persons
having contact with this agency in a fair, equitable and objective manner, in
accordance with the law and without consideration of their race, color, religion,
national origin or other individual characteristics. KBI commissioned employees are
prohibited from initiating law enforcement action against any person based solely on
a person's race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
Kansas law (K.S.A. 22-4606 through K.S.A. 22-4611) prohibits the practice of racial
or other biased-based policing by any law enforcement officer.
“Racial or Other Biased-Based Policing” means the unreasonable use of race,
ethnicity, national origin, gender, or religion by an agent in deciding to initiate an
enforcement action. It is not racial or other biased-based policing when race,
ethnicity, national origin, gender, or religion is used in combination with other
identifying factors as part of a specific individual description to initiate an
If you believe that you have been the subject of racial or other biased-based
policing by an agent of the KBI you may make a complaint to either the KBI or the
Kansas Attorney General’s Office.
Any complaint alleging racial profiling made against an employee of the KBI should
be made in writing on the form provided (available on the KBI website or by mail) and
sent to the office of the deputy director. The complaint should describe in detail
the incident giving rise to the complaint. The complaint must be signed and include
the name, address, phone number or other contact information for the person who was
the subject of the law enforcement action.
All complaints alleging racial profiling on the part of a KBI agent will be thoroughly and
aggressively investigated. Violations of KBI policy prohibiting racial profiling will result
in disciplinary action against the involved employee(s).
Complaints alleging racial profiling may be sent to either the:
- KBI Deputy Director
Kansas Bureau of Investigation Headquarters
1620 SW Tyler Street
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1837
- Office of the Attorney General/Biased Policing
120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
FAX: (785) 291-3699