Ganado PD gives racial profile report
By Darlene Tise
Each year the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement requires law enforcement agencies in Texas to maintain the racial breakdown of the stops it makes. Patrol officer Jeff Tipton presented the annual report to Ganado City Council at the Feb. 9 monthly meeting.
Information in the report includes traffic stops from Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020.
During last year a total of 387 traffic stops were made, including a few on U.S. and state highways. The ethnicity of traffic stops included 28 Asian/Pacific Islanders, 38 blacks, 126 whites and 195 Hispanic/Latinos. There were 299 males and 88 females included in the breakdown. Of the 387 stops, 364 were moving traffic violations.
In other action the council authorized Ganado Volunteer Fire Marshall Nick Strauss to conduct fire inspections for the City of Ganado. There is no charge for the inspections but commercial establishments needing the service must make an appointment by contacting the City Secretary Kristi Rogers.
A final public hearing was also held for the 2019 Texas Community Development Block Grant Program FAST Contract that helped finance the new fire truck for the City. The 2020 Ferrara custom cab fire engine was purchased through grants and fundraisers at a price tag of $566,002.