York Police released a statement saying Pennsylvania State Police recently disclosed that they will be tracking the race of drivers given traffic citations and the question came to the York City Police Department. The State Police had previously voluntarily collected the information and reportedly stopped the collection in 2012. The York City Police Department never collected this data.
Currently, traffic citations do not have a block or segment on the citation to annotate the race of the recipient of the citation, therefore a process and training must be created according to the department. As an accredited police department that follows the best practices and standards to prevent biased-based policing, the York City Police Department says it will be evaluating the process that the State Police will begin to implement and consider mirroring their procedure.