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.

New Milford officers pulled over minorities at a lower rate compared to officers statewide: 16 percent of drivers stopped by New Milford officers were minorities, compared with 31 percent statewide.

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 15 percent of daylight-hour stops and 16 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

New Milford
58 percent of stopped drivers were men;
42 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

52% 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: 38 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by New Milford officers was 38 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

New Milford
  • 46 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 54 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

New 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
476
17% 534
474
17% 442
453
14% 367
463
16% 338
456
18% 213
427
13% 150
411
19% 139
210
16% 131
442
12% 116
448
18% 113
431
9% 109
465
14% 103
454
11% 93
425
12% 92
451
19% 85
445
18% 83
459
16% 76
452
10% 68
458
18% 66
450
31% 65
419
16% 63
416
10% 58
462
20% 55
426
13% 54
329
31% 36
383
15% 34
388
23% 26
460
12% 26
455
8% 25
471
24% 25
434
16% 19
485
26% 19
492
19% 16
340
0% 11
333
27% 11
436
11% 9
482
0% 8
324
14% 7
477
60% 5
421
0% 2
102
0% 2
494
0% 1
387
0% 1
375
0% 1