December 26, 2003 -- Posted at 5:33 p.m. CST
JONESBORO--Racial based profiling is not really a problem in Craighead County, but officers here are taking mandatory training to comply with Arkansas Act 1207. The Act includes a statistically study of racial profiling during traffic stops.
This little extra paperwork will cost officers a lot more time, both on the road and at the desk.
More than 70 police personal in Craighead County will go through the two hour training session.
"They're going to go back and if they see a crime, they're going to stop. They'll just get used to doing the paperwork," said Deputy Ron Richardson, who attended the training.
But for all of the paperwork to be done, police officials are glad they'll have a chance to show a clear public record.