police | Department profile

The Monroe police department pulled over 5803 drivers and had a disparity score of 0 out of 9, indicating no "consistent" 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.

Monroe officers pulled over minorities at a lower rate compared to officers statewide: 14 percent of drivers stopped by Monroe 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 Monroe officers is 8 percent minority and 92 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 18 percent of daylight-hour stops and 12 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Monroe
60 percent of stopped drivers were men;
40 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

69% 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: 40 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Monroe officers was 40 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Monroe
  • 32 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 68 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

Monroe 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
1000126
17% 675
12
12% 585
1000125
20% 507
37
2% 498
1000117
5% 385
1000088
14% 385
1000118
21% 364
1000116
9% 258
1000025
11% 249
1000106
24% 225
1000094
11% 198
1000102
15% 189
1000115
26% 188
1000062
14% 155
1000101
13% 131
29
6% 106
1000100
15% 106
1000070
21% 100
1000037
10% 82
1000091
9% 80
1000061
20% 76
23
2% 52
1000060
19% 48
1000058
40% 30
41
4% 26
1000035
0% 20
11
16% 19
42
7% 15
21
25% 12
10
20% 10
1000054
10% 10
16
0% 4
1000040
0% 3
25
67% 3
1000057
33% 3
1000077
0% 2
7
0% 2
36
0% 2