police | Department profile

The Orange police department pulled over 4605 drivers and had a disparity score of 3.5 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.

Orange officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 36 percent of drivers stopped by Orange 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 Orange officers is 11 percent minority and 89 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 43 percent of daylight-hour stops and 33 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Orange
61 percent of stopped drivers were men;
39 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

57% 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: 37 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Orange officers was 37 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Orange
  • 12 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 88 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

Orange 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
JML6431
35% 476
RAC4166
41% 400
CTM4610
32% 292
SPM8141
34% 271
JPK8040
34% 250
MSC9492
38% 245
JSF3512
47% 243
SBB1625
43% 181
MB7896
43% 162
BJF4739
26% 148
WKE0770
23% 142
JDD8054
39% 133
CLB7784
41% 126
JMR3851
46% 123
DKP3343
27% 119
AAC7736
35% 110
BGP8141
48% 109
RCA7772
12% 107
RJD7358
27% 99
CMB2850
48% 97
MLL1132
43% 81
RGM9215
35% 78
RLC1177
24% 71
JSD3511
40% 68
MCK0378
48% 67
PDK1040
40% 62
CBN2645
33% 57
MCM0354
26% 43
JAT5308
33% 43
RNL5037
25% 24
HAB9578
22% 23
RHA3383
19% 21
JFA7131
40% 20
HBL4402
45% 20
MMM2938
35% 17
LMD5649
25% 16
JRM3169
40% 15
DFA0430
36% 11
DRS4094
22% 9
PEP9142
43% 7
CMK0837
14% 7
ASC0571
20% 5
CJC8812
% 5
RJC9558
50% 2