police | Department profile

The Stamford police department pulled over 6238 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.

Stamford officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 38 percent of drivers stopped by Stamford 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 Stamford officers is 44 percent minority and 56 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 44 percent of daylight-hour stops and 37 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Stamford
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

61% 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 Stamford officers was 38 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Stopped at home?

Stamford
  • 66 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 34 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

Stamford 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
7901
21% 586
11907
31% 494
9573
38% 368
23697
41% 275
11288
39% 260
23744
37% 217
23989
39% 203
23695
36% 192
1511
17% 179
9787
36% 167
21922/22326
37% 164
23750
54% 149
23371
15% 142
23342
64% 142
23986
25% 130
23693/23694
58% 127
23748
67% 97
23990
24% 97
23742
58% 96
23749
59% 95
23935
49% 85
9215
21% 85
24065
27% 82
21917/23697
39% 79
14786
44% 64
11489
45% 62
1547
36% 56
11315
50% 52
24064
25% 52
23372/23373
49% 51
PSC43018
31% 45
23933
41% 39
NCLARK
28% 36
22322
58% 36
22326
44% 36
9564
33% 33
23694/23697
48% 33
PSC43053
48% 33
23409
22% 32
23747/23749
59% 29
PSC43086
36% 28
21543
69% 26
23745/23746
85% 26
23743
60% 25
7438
5% 22
10993
41% 22
21390
43% 21
21917
24% 21
24063
33% 21
21917/24065
20% 20
21932
45% 20
11299
25% 20
23370/23697
45% 20
14792
71% 17
23987
44% 16
23689
56% 16
23693
44% 16
23934
69% 16
21918
60% 15
21534
33% 15
11488
67% 15
PSC43264
60% 15
21543/24064
64% 14
23371/23990
21% 14
21922
38% 13
679
31% 13
11786
31% 13
23750/23933
62% 13
23693/23697
77% 13
11295
33% 12
WFOX
58% 12
PSC43095
50% 12
10996/24064
18% 11
21535
30% 10
23747
60% 10
24283/9787
50% 10
14793/21538
89% 9
23694
67% 9
LDAVILA
67% 9
10760
56% 9
23697/23745
44% 9
1718
22% 9
7903
0% 9
11489/24283
56% 9
1656
44% 9
PSC43176
11% 9
PSC43079
67% 9
21924
75% 8
OB.LDAVILA
38% 8
PSC43182
75% 8
21937
0% 7
22326/24065
71% 7
22321
71% 7
11489/24064
43% 7
23697/23746
43% 7
10769/23689
86% 7
22326/24281
43% 7
21922/24283
43% 7
23988/9787
0% 6
23373
33% 6
23372
0% 6
11489/24063
50% 6
2388
0% 6
23745
50% 6
1667
33% 6
1714
17% 6
11489/24065
80% 5
22440
40% 5
11974
20% 5
11907/24283
0% 5
21543/24282
60% 5
21543/24281
60% 5
11299/24281
40% 5
1696
75% 4
23342/23344
50% 4
14787
50% 4
10758
25% 4
11299/24064
50% 4
23935/23989
% 4
10758/10761
75% 4
PSC43006
50% 4
11295/24282
50% 4
24282/9787
0% 4
23741
67% 3
11295/24063
33% 3
21935
67% 3
24065/9787
0% 3
21538
67% 3
PSC43181
0% 3
MCALLISTER
0% 3
22333
% 3
23746
% 3
23343
% 3
10769/23747
67% 3
22328
67% 3
23697/23742
67% 3
11315/24281
% 3
1514
67% 3
7251
0% 3
23370
% 2
24065/7901
0% 2
11786/24064
% 2
22320/23745
50% 2
MOB.21390
50% 2
11487
0% 2
21543/22320
% 2
1630
50% 2
23986/23990
50% 2
23750/23986
% 2
9594
0% 2
22320
0% 2
23696/23989
50% 2
11489/24282
50% 2
11315/24283
% 2
21543/24283
50% 2
10767/24282
% 2
21543/24065
0% 1
11315/24064
% 1
21390/24063
0% 1
23747/24065
0% 1
22635
0% 1
11781
0% 1
21937/24064
0% 1
8822
% 1
MOB.DCHEN
0% 1
11312/24065
0% 1
21932/23689
0% 1
7251/CRONIN
0% 1
11482
0% 1
23342/24065
0% 1
22327
% 1
10769/23742
0% 1
11483
% 1
10994/BOBI
% 1
23933/9787
0% 1
10996
0% 1
21274
% 1
11299/9222
0% 1
14788/9218
% 1
14024
0% 1
7247
0% 1
14788/23750
% 1
5352
0% 1
23986/23989
% 1
22324
0% 1
PSC43341
0% 1
21925
0% 1
1672
% 1
22432
% 1
23694/23742
0% 1
11290
% 1
11299/24283
0% 1
14332
% 1
894
% 1
1688
0% 1
11291
0% 1
10767
0% 1
23342/23343
% 1
10759
0% 1
1482
0% 1
22635/22660
0% 1
23742/23989
% 1
21537
0% 1
23694/23989
% 1
8808
0% 1
PSC43186
% 1
1694
% 1