police | Department profile

The Stratford police department pulled over 3151 drivers and had a disparity score of 6.0 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.

Stratford officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 53 percent of drivers stopped by Stratford 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 Stratford officers is 27 percent minority and 73 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 61 percent of daylight-hour stops and 47 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Stratford
65 percent of stopped drivers were men;
35 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

65% 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: 35 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Stratford officers was 35 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Stratford
  • 42 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 58 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

Stratford 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
30233
63% 160
30120
72% 147
30231
66% 145
10186
42% 133
30232
65% 130
10173
38% 108
30227
61% 107
10185
73% 91
30225
67% 90
30124
54% 89
30229
59% 83
30224
59% 74
30202
51% 73
10124
29% 73
10182
54% 70
30228
53% 68
10170
43% 65
10140
52% 60
30230
42% 59
10165
62% 58
10169
54% 57
10174
46% 56
10075
71% 55
30121
44% 54
30123
46% 54
10156
40% 48
30252
60% 48
30117
62% 45
30174
51% 43
30251
60% 42
10102
29% 41
30126
59% 39
10103
41% 39
10154
36% 39
30193
11% 36
10136
50% 28
30122
67% 27
10192
56% 25
10178
64% 25
10164
38% 24
10099
61% 23
10160
68% 22
30250
64% 22
10155
48% 21
30190
43% 21
10187
57% 21
10190
55% 20
30127
50% 18
10083
38% 16
10146
50% 16
10089
31% 16
30222
44% 16
10095
73% 15
30253
53% 15
10189
21% 14
10161
50% 14
10141
38% 13
10172
23% 13
30238
54% 13
10153
25% 12
10149
42% 12
10168
63% 8
10157
71% 7
10143
43% 7
10082
29% 7
10180
33% 6
10120
20% 5
10065
0% 5
10135
80% 5
10184
50% 4
10188
0% 4
10183
0% 4
10163
67% 3
30204
0% 3
10123
67% 3
10118
0% 3
10151
33% 3
30241
67% 3
10127
50% 2
10133
0% 2
10108
% 2
10107
% 1
10116
% 1
118
0% 1
10054
0% 1