police | Department profile

The Berlin police department pulled over 5787 drivers and had a disparity score of 2.0 out of 9, indicating "significant" disparities in the department's traffic stop practices.

CCSU researchers designed a series of measures to score police departments based on how much stopping practices varied from the state average, as well as gaps between population and stops to identify racial disparity. A point was assigned to a department for every threshold exceeded. Scores range from zero to nine. Zero indicates no sign of disparity. Any score higher than zero indicates some degree of disparity. In this list, any department without a red circle had a zero score. Scores are based in part on the racial makeup of the estimated driving population in towns. Some departments, such as university police departments at Yale and the CSCU schools, do not correspond to towns and do not have scores.

Berlin officers pulled over minorities at a lower rate compared to officers statewide: 27 percent of drivers stopped by Berlin officers were minorities, compared with 31 percent statewide.

Who's on the road, and who gets stopped

The estimated driving population in the area patrolled by Berlin officers is 6 percent minority and 94 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 34 percent of daylight-hour stops and 23 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Berlin
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

49% let off with a warning

On a 100% scale, this chart shows how many drivers were let go with written or verbal warnings or received an infraction, a misdemeanor summons or were arrested.

Median driver's age: 37 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Berlin officers was 37 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Berlin
  • 22 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 78 percent were non-residents.
Statewide
  • 28 percent were residents;
  • 72 percent were non-residents.

Speed is often a factor

Across the state, speeding was the most common reason for pulling drivers over. Cell phone violations, defective lights and tinted windows were other reasons listed in the data.

Searches are rare

This chart shows the percentage of all stops that involved officers searching vehicles driven by white and minority drivers.

When stops occurred, by hour, weekday and month

Berlin officer profiles

Select an officer from the table below to see how their stop patterns compare with the department and the state. Officer data is anonymized, with a department-provided ID instead of a name. The bars indicate the percentage the officer's total stops that involved minority drivers. Note that some officers reported very few stops, so this list is sorted by the total number of stops each officer reported.

OfficerMinority stops%Stops
TFB2836
32% 530
JAG0413
23% 410
JEM0784
16% 365
JTV2424
41% 317
MWM1067
33% 313
RNG2295
30% 307
MED2839
21% 282
TDF2827
22% 276
DLM1158
26% 248
ADK2494
26% 245
SCS2829
27% 240
DAR2838
18% 239
CCC1691
28% 206
RGS0146
34% 200
BML2828
33% 181
CAG2461
26% 180
JFF2835
36% 166
RAM2843
17% 146
EAK1005
40% 131
TWL0819
22% 131
DEG1593
32% 111
JCL2052
25% 106
TFB2841
30% 96
JJS2844
26% 81
MLL2842
14% 63
SPM1454
26% 53
SDS2728
25% 53
MWJ1690
21% 34
RTD2425
0% 16
RLC2567
21% 14
SJK2495
31% 13
MAS0786
30% 10
MAS2747
0% 7
AMH2207
0% 7
MAT1213
% 3
WHB2821
0% 3
DAC2691
33% 3
JFB0399
0% 1