In This Article

  • How to generate a RIPA Report

  • Detailed walk through of the steps involved

  • Submitting a RIPA Report for review

What information is included in a RIPA Report?

There are 4 segments of each stop report:

  • Location & Time

  • Description

  • Reasons for Stop

  • Actions Taken

After completing these steps, you will simply review the report and submit.

Generating a RIPA Report

Start by logging into Contact through the custom URL that was generated for your agency. You will login using your work email address as the username, and the password that was assigned to you.

Once logged in, you will be brought to our Reports home page. To create a new report, click + New Report at the top right corner:

Detailed Walk Through of a Report

When creating a new report you will notice a few things prior to completing the first segment.

Stop ID: Unique identifier which is automatically generated with each report and submitted to the DOJ

Assignment: This offers a list of options provided directly by the DOJ. The default is “Patrol, traffic, Field operations”. Note: There is an “OTHER” field. When selected, this box becomes free text.

Years of Experience: This will automatically populate onto each report based on the Years of Experience that was initially entered into the Officer’s user profile. Note: On an Officer’s anniversary, they can simply update their Years of Experience on their report and this will update their profile for all future reports. This can only be done on a Desktop.

Segment 1: Location & Time

Segment 2: Description of the Stop

Segment 3: Reason for the Stop

Segment 4: Actions Taken

For reference, we have included a link here to access the full PDF of this workflow.

Submitting your Report for Review

Once you have successfully completed each segment of your stop report, you can review your report and simply click Submit.

Note: Submitting a report does not send it straight to the DOJ. Submitting will simply send the Report to your assigned reviewer who will then Approve/Deny your report.

You also have the option to Save as Draft. This will allow you to save the report and pick back up where you left off at a later time:

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