police | Department profile

This department isn't a town department, so some information, such as population by race, doesn't apply, and doesn't allow for scoring this department on the same zero-to-seven scale that town police departments are scored on.

Groton City officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 33 percent of drivers stopped by Groton City officers were minorities, compared with 31 percent statewide.

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 37 percent of daylight-hour stops and 27 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Groton City
67 percent of stopped drivers were men;
33 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

53% 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: 33 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Groton City officers was 33 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Groton City
  • 37 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 63 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

Groton City 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
PSC21830
35% 799
PSC21822
17% 235
PSC21814
35% 192
PSC21801
32% 154
PSC21818
32% 113
PSC21836
37% 102
PSC21825
41% 92
PSC21810
36% 80
PSC21812
24% 79
PSC21817
36% 44
PSC21807
33% 33
PSC21833
28% 25
PSC21809
76% 25
PSC21835
35% 23
PSC21805
45% 20
PSC21815
32% 19
PSC21804
53% 19
PSC21837
18% 11
PSC21829
67% 9
PSC21828
25% 8
PSC21816
29% 7
PSC21831
0% 6
PSC21802
33% 6
PSC21813
0% 5
PSC21811
40% 5
PSC21819
50% 4
PSC21821
75% 4
PSC218
0% 3
PSC21824
33% 3
PSC21834
% 1
PSC2183
% 1
PSC21806
0% 1
PSC21839
0% 1
PSC21820
0% 1
PSC21827
% 1
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% 1