The Putnam police department pulled over 1054 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.
Putnam officers pulled over minorities at a lower rate compared to officers statewide: 5 percent of drivers stopped by Putnam officers were minorities, compared with 31 percent statewide.
The estimated driving population in the area patrolled by Putnam officers is 3 percent minority and 97 percent white.
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.
The median age of drivers stopped by Putnam officers was 35 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.
This chart shows the percentage of all stops that involved officers searching vehicles driven by white and minority drivers.
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.