police | Department profile

The Newtown police department pulled over 9969 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.

Newtown officers pulled over minorities at a lower rate compared to officers statewide: 15 percent of drivers stopped by Newtown 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 Newtown officers is 6 percent minority and 94 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 19 percent of daylight-hour stops and 13 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

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

72% 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: 42 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Newtown officers was 42 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Newtown
  • 41 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 59 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

Newtown 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
TCS0110
19% 495
SCB0090
15% 467
WWC0109
16% 453
ARJ0108
17% 446
MHM0064
8% 439
JTF0073
16% 436
JMM0102
13% 424
CAG103
18% 416
ATG0094
13% 415
RDH0823
18% 398
MRP0104
17% 378
JLM0091
10% 377
MAH099
16% 371
GMP0055
14% 346
LTN0085
13% 331
BSM1107
14% 322
FLF0081
11% 321
WFH0058
17% 316
BDL0093
22% 265
RJM0096
12% 261
WWC0098
15% 251
PJW0105
11% 244
MEM0067
13% 209
MJC0111
14% 207
FJP0113
10% 194
SIR0042
8% 134
326
10% 129
MCW0082
12% 99
339
14% 87
SAS101
9% 78
3131
14% 76
SNT0112
14% 73
330
13% 72
SPS0092
11% 72
310
8% 60
3130
11% 36
LKP0076
21% 33
328
19% 32
3132
23% 31
3135
14% 22
DMK0072
13% 16
305
31% 13
JMS0063
25% 12
342
33% 9
315
38% 8
1086
13% 8
320
14% 7
1039
0% 6
1375
20% 5
1000192
20% 5
1359
0% 4
1383
0% 4
1382
0% 4
1040
25% 4
1126
0% 4
1384
0% 4
333
0% 3
344
0% 3
324
0% 3
337
33% 3
1357
0% 3
1361
67% 3
316
0% 2
341
0% 2
327
0% 2
323
0% 2
1000208
0% 2
1385
0% 2
1366
0% 2
1000
50% 2
336
0% 1
340
0% 1
3133
0% 1
3134
0% 1
325
0% 1
1381
0% 1