police | Department profile

The Torrington police department pulled over 5412 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.

Torrington officers pulled over minorities at a lower rate compared to officers statewide: 14 percent of drivers stopped by Torrington 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 Torrington officers is 11 percent minority and 89 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 17 percent of daylight-hour stops and 12 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Torrington
59 percent of stopped drivers were men;
41 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

88% 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: 39 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Torrington officers was 39 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Stopped at home?

Torrington
  • 60 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 40 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

Torrington 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
MRICH026
18% 261
RTOLEDO054
6% 170
BRFOX095
14% 152
GGUER077
12% 143
PSC29608
18% 135
RCIZA068
20% 131
MGALL049
29% 129
PSC24148
12% 128
RLOUCKS010
21% 126
BKELL084
13% 126
PSC24145
10% 124
DLOVA075
13% 121
PSC24122
14% 107
CABEL087
17% 103
PSC24111
11% 103
MBLAS067
12% 102
DBREN082
5% 102
TCOBB035
10% 101
DPARS069
22% 97
RGUID064
6% 95
JMCIN059
11% 95
PSC24181
25% 95
MGONS072
16% 94
PSC24134
13% 93
JHOYT029
24% 92
KBROU063
14% 91
WBERN083
9% 91
OSEGU096
15% 91
NSANT093
6% 90
FSAND008
11% 85
RDAVI066
20% 85
KALBE006
20% 81
BSABI047
21% 81
PSC24174
19% 79
BMRAZ005
17% 78
JDELO003
7% 76
SSTAN004
11% 72
PSC24125
19% 70
PSC24129
3% 66
JCOOL074
14% 63
PSC24132
8% 62
PSC24110
5% 62
DACYR048
25% 61
PSC24171
10% 60
PSC24163
21% 58
JLEMI034
11% 57
JFOLE098
6% 54
PSC24102
17% 53
MSOUT090
14% 51
MGIOR091
6% 49
PSC24198
14% 49
RSIMO092
23% 43
TGEIG012
16% 43
PSC24167
10% 39
JDELA099
18% 38
PSC24166
17% 36
PSC24150
8% 36
PSC24109
20% 35
PSC24140
10% 31
PSC24124
21% 29
JMAIG056
12% 25
PSC24127
8% 25
JDALL028
5% 21
PSC24191
5% 21
TCON094
20% 20
PSC24194
6% 17
PSC24179
20% 15
PSC24130
7% 14
PSC24138
0% 11
PSC24137
9% 11
BJOHN067
0% 10
PSC24192
20% 10
NDUQU071
0% 8
PSC24149
0% 5
QSULL031
0% 4
PSC29604
0% 4
PSC24183
50% 4
GWITY310
33% 3
PSC24164
0% 3
DCOOP021
0% 2
ASEVE048
0% 2
PSC24120
0% 2
DBALD312
0% 1
SPISA052
0% 1
PSC24173
0% 1
PSC24128
0% 1
PSC24147
0% 1