police | Department profile

The Bridgeport police department pulled over 5608 drivers and had a disparity score of 0.5 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.

Bridgeport officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 67 percent of drivers stopped by Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport officers is 73 percent minority and 27 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 78 percent of daylight-hour stops and 62 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Bridgeport
64 percent of stopped drivers were men;
36 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

28% 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: 35 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Bridgeport officers was 35 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Stopped at home?

Bridgeport
  • 77 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 24 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

Bridgeport 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
295
62% 839
1250
47% 382
92
58% 369
1134
54% 293
1112
67% 227
TOP0206
85% 141
1243
67% 136
VAZ0116
94% 129
MUL0164
75% 123
1255
60% 122
RUF0703
91% 107
1412
65% 94
1075
49% 93
ROS0712
91% 81
1207
72% 76
REM0207
80% 75
1135
64% 74
1368
32% 74
443
55% 69
RYA0649
60% 65
SMI0138
84% 61
HAR0158
83% 60
1030
82% 55
MOU0202
82% 51
1325
82% 50
CAN0111
81% 48
1405
75% 48
1029
62% 47
AZE0811
65% 46
PAB0198
64% 42
GON0200
95% 40
PER0620
63% 40
SCH0196
67% 39
MAR0777
57% 37
DUR0574
68% 37
CSE0815
61% 36
LON0828
88% 34
WIL0130
71% 34
DEL0660
63% 32
PER0150
80% 30
MAR0221
93% 28
1245
81% 27
1291
37% 27
1043
56% 25
MIR0201
88% 25
1084
52% 25
1374
64% 25
1226
60% 25
1107
79% 24
1249
67% 24
TAL0706
91% 23
KEL0104
86% 22
ESQ0209
81% 21
1265
60% 20
OQU0696
70% 20
LAR0803
70% 20
1277
63% 19
1122
74% 19
1220
47% 19
TAY0173
61% 18
MES0669
94% 18
ROD0228
94% 18
1057
38% 16
1301
75% 16
HAN0193
94% 16
BEN0134
93% 15
1305
7% 14
1406
79% 14
1116
57% 14
1087
79% 14
GOM0638
% 14
BLA0110
62% 13
1108
85% 13
1253
69% 13
1061
75% 12
1123
58% 12
1230
55% 11
STE0845
55% 11
1173
73% 11
NOV0205
82% 11
DEL0635
73% 11
1328
64% 11
MCK0757
55% 11
1025
91% 11
445
73% 11
NEU0197
40% 10
1319
60% 10
GAR0218
80% 10
1021
80% 10
DEL0121
% 9
FER0576
89% 9
1217
78% 9
1364
75% 8
1058
88% 8
1158
25% 8
GAL0758
75% 8
JON0124
88% 8
1349
71% 7
1199
57% 7
ORT0204
71% 7
CAI0194
86% 7
CAR0153
% 7
DAM0485
86% 7
1392
67% 6
1179
50% 6
COT0719
% 6
RIE0112
50% 6
1172
% 5
1163
% 5
1078
80% 5
LYO0127
60% 5
SZY0144
60% 5
1274
% 5
MEA0222
80% 5
1166
60% 5
442
60% 5
MOR0223
60% 5
COY0216
% 5
LOS0738
80% 5
1419
75% 4
KRI0689
% 4
1725
75% 4
1385
50% 4
1365
0% 4
CET0155
75% 4
RIV0227
50% 4
1009
75% 4
1256
33% 3
1418
% 3
1089
67% 3
1314
% 3
1033
67% 3
1257
33% 3
1387
% 3
1187
33% 3
1041
67% 3
SPE0791
67% 3
1032
% 2
1064
% 2
1351
50% 2
BIG0533
50% 2
1269
50% 2
HER0126
% 2
VAZ0141
% 2
1154
% 2
1372
% 2
1176
% 2
1015
50% 2
1160
% 2
NOR0165
% 2
1206
50% 2
JAR0160
% 2
348
50% 2
DAV0133
% 2
WIL0796
50% 2
SAN0753
50% 2
1180
% 1
1308
0% 1
1402
0% 1
1235
% 1
MAT0199
% 1
1146
% 1
1324
% 1
1346
% 1
LOP0614
% 1
1069
0% 1
3131
0% 1
1092
% 1
1050
% 1
1395
0% 1
1113
0% 1
1409
0% 1
1077
% 1
ORL0192
% 1
1341
% 1
1023
0% 1
PAO0225
% 1
1042
% 1
1228
% 1
1352
0% 1
THI0846
0% 1
1055
% 1
1095
% 1
1367
% 1
1225
% 1
CAV0215
% 1
1241
% 1
1362
% 1
1389
0% 1
1019
% 1
1174
% 1
1221
0% 1
1026
% 1
1214
% 1
1289
% 1
1296
0% 1
1298
% 1
1139
% 1
1339
% 1
444
% 1
382
% 1
BRO0534
% 1
MIN0618
% 1
337
0% 1
321
% 1
MER0779
% 1
ROZ0169
% 1
PAS0806
0% 1