police | Department profile

The Trumbull police department pulled over 2882 drivers and had a disparity score of 4.5 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.

Trumbull officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 39 percent of drivers stopped by Trumbull 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 Trumbull officers is 12 percent minority and 88 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 42 percent of daylight-hour stops and 37 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Trumbull
58 percent of stopped drivers were men;
42 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

30% 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 Trumbull officers was 35 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Trumbull
  • 20 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 80 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

Trumbull 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
142
38% 328
288
33% 327
5106
55% 180
5107
39% 167
1621
25% 141
1025
70% 132
5109
37% 115
5097
41% 97
5100
46% 94
5102
49% 91
5080
45% 88
5079
32% 76
284
21% 70
5069
40% 67
3022
15% 66
5110
40% 65
1543
25% 64
1657
47% 60
1616
36% 55
5031
58% 55
5050
41% 54
1172
32% 47
5049
13% 40
3390
29% 35
5020
42% 33
5068
38% 29
3023
38% 24
5073
29% 24
5043
30% 23
3005
48% 23
1044
50% 20
3025
58% 19
5078
53% 17
5108
47% 15
2207
86% 14
5023
15% 13
139
33% 12
1658
36% 11
3372
20% 10
5032
40% 10
217
44% 9
1547
25% 8
3232
25% 8
5022
0% 7
5029
33% 6
5040
40% 5
1043
80% 5
820
0% 5
5081
0% 4
5042
25% 4
5036
50% 4
5122
50% 2
159
% 1
3006
% 1
825
0% 1
3024
0% 1