police | Department profile

The Milford police department pulled over 3182 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.

Milford officers pulled over minorities at a lower rate compared to officers statewide: 25 percent of drivers stopped by Milford 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 Milford officers is 12 percent minority and 88 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 27 percent of daylight-hour stops and 22 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

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

74% 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 Milford officers was 35 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Milford
  • 43 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 57 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

Milford 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
121
14% 186
295
25% 170
457
21% 159
304
40% 148
466
28% 130
464
43% 119
303
30% 107
454
36% 106
104
13% 94
323
31% 81
93
30% 76
46
15% 71
66
13% 64
321
44% 64
322
23% 64
307
28% 64
319
22% 63
462
26% 61
300
7% 61
272
23% 56
301
25% 53
465
28% 47
463
28% 46
296
13% 46
73
11% 44
311
19% 42
45
32% 41
47
5% 40
477
26% 38
328
29% 35
109
20% 35
474
26% 35
40
18% 34
305
26% 34
473
38% 34
455
45% 31
100
32% 31
320
32% 31
318
29% 31
298
10% 31
99
12% 26
478
12% 26
315
24% 25
64
9% 23
113
22% 23
108
9% 23
97
18% 22
273
19% 21
111
19% 21
456
45% 20
77
32% 19
317
18% 17
120
18% 17
61
7% 14
106
23% 13
37
0% 12
476
50% 12
41
0% 10
115
10% 10
469
30% 10
297
11% 9
0
63% 8
67
0% 8
43
0% 7
475
57% 7
39
43% 7
118
50% 6
27
0% 6
74
40% 5
90
0% 5
33
0% 5
107
0% 5
114
20% 5
68
50% 4
92
50% 4
63
33% 3
51
33% 3
42
33% 3
103
33% 3
83
0% 3
110
50% 2
50
50% 2
116
0% 2
60
0% 1
117
0% 1
291
0% 1