police | Department profile

The Bloomfield police department pulled over 5251 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.

Bloomfield officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 63 percent of drivers stopped by Bloomfield 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 Bloomfield officers is 62 percent minority and 38 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 73 percent of daylight-hour stops and 54 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Bloomfield
62 percent of stopped drivers were men;
38 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

73% 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 Bloomfield officers was 37 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Bloomfield
  • 33 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 67 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

Bloomfield 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
2088
87% 453
2094
64% 310
2111
66% 302
2093
76% 275
112
42% 274
2064
79% 272
2102
52% 243
2109
59% 233
2078
75% 231
2106
72% 230
2103
55% 206
2114
43% 202
136
43% 188
2101
79% 183
125
73% 158
2039
58% 158
2061
46% 151
2113
57% 137
128
45% 124
2041
26% 89
2115
64% 89
78
57% 87
2013
66% 85
2117
69% 83
120
41% 71
2062
66% 64
102
56% 61
2057
47% 53
96
77% 31
116
73% 30
115
46% 26
122
57% 23
140
70% 20
2045
53% 15
132
43% 14
106
57% 14
2036
83% 12
133
70% 10
2017
78% 9
2010
67% 6
123
17% 6
2121
83% 6
135
50% 4
124
% 4
110
% 3
108
0% 3
118
50% 2
130
% 1