police | Department profile

The Newington police department pulled over 5492 drivers and had a disparity score of 5.0 out of 9, indicating '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.

Newington officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 41 percent of drivers stopped by Newington 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 Newington officers is 15 percent minority and 85 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 45 percent of daylight-hour stops and 35 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

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

67% 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: 34 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Newington officers was 34 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Newington
  • 27 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 73 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

Newington 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
WTK2602
51% 526
JPW2582
33% 427
SJA2613
43% 382
RFP2617
49% 345
AJA2621
48% 304
MHB2612
45% 286
BJL2618
44% 263
EAS2608
45% 257
RWC2587
35% 256
GML2597
45% 250
HR2592
35% 201
YBB2609
49% 188
TDB2590
40% 155
RKW2600
45% 154
TMR2594
22% 143
DCW2604
31% 135
JAA2542
31% 131
MJD2593
37% 127
AAP2595
41% 118
MAK2580
42% 102
DAC2622
28% 92
CRK2584
34% 83
DPM2585
31% 77
LPF2588
39% 64
MAK2605
26% 62
DJA2603
41% 54
TAW2530
29% 48
TJC2583
41% 37
JGJ2531
33% 33
JAZ2540
22% 32
WWJ2569
23% 31
RDD2596
52% 27
NGD2619
36% 25
BRM2541
21% 19
KDO2537
27% 15
CDS2536
42% 12
DJK2565
22% 9
SBG2591
13% 8
JAC2581
17% 6
JMG2534
33% 3
CJP2564
% 2
JPS2543
0% 1
RPG2598
0% 1
PGC2570
% 1