PrOTECT Sign-on for Community Groups and Organizations

The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency is advocating for a law to be passed in the City of San Diego called PrOTECT (Preventing Overpolicing through Equitable Community Treatment). PrOTECT seeks to ban the use of consent searches and limit discretionary stops by police.

We invite community groups and organizations to sign-on in support of the ordinance using this form.


PrOTECT will:

  • Require officers to have probable cause to stop, detain or search a person (this includes “Fourth Waivers” - people on probation or parole who have waived some of their Fourth Amendment rights);
  • Eliminate stops for certain equipment violations (i.e. expired registration, broken turn signal, etc.);
  • Prohibit officers from questioning people about any offense beyond the offense for which they were stopped unless the officers have probable cause; and
  • Hold officers accountable if they violate the PrOTECT ordinance. If an officer violates PrOTECT, the affected person may sue the city and potentially collect fines. Officers who violate the stop and search requirements may face misdemeanor charges. An annual report and audit will be produced to evaluate law enforcement's compliance.

You can learn more about the ordinance by viewing the proposed ordinance,* the PrOTECT factsheet* or our website.

*Links will initiate a PDF download.

About CPAT
CPAT is a group of diverse community, faith and labor stakeholders who are committed to addressing disparities present in policing practices in Black, Latino, API, and other communities that have been impacted by overpolicing.

CPAT Members:
Alliance San Diego
American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLU-SDIC)
Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI)
Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance (MoGo)
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
Mid-City Community Action Network (Mid-City CAN)
Muslim American Society San Diego Chapter (MAS PACE San Diego)
Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA)
Pillars of the Community
San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition
The San Diego LGBT Community Center
Shaphat Outreach
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) San Diego
Think Dignity
United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME Local 3930)
Women Occupy San Diego