police | Department profile

The Wallingford police department pulled over 10055 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.

Wallingford officers pulled over minorities at a lower rate compared to officers statewide: 23 percent of drivers stopped by Wallingford 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 Wallingford officers is 11 percent minority and 89 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 29 percent of daylight-hour stops and 20 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

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

57% 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 Wallingford officers was 35 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Wallingford
  • 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

Wallingford 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
P049
30% 659
49
30% 432
P214
36% 304
P199
29% 289
P173
14% 251
P217
29% 219
P218
25% 209
P213
29% 204
P212
14% 187
173
17% 183
P128
20% 181
P195
21% 175
PSC27059
21% 171
P219
25% 166
P208
19% 160
P215
28% 160
P221
22% 160
PSC27051
20% 151
P210
23% 149
P216
19% 149
P207
20% 148
214
43% 147
P186
12% 141
P194
36% 132
P220
11% 125
P222
21% 124
P223
25% 123
P180
14% 120
218
31% 118
199
21% 117
213
23% 115
P162
6% 111
P193
28% 108
P168
16% 104
P034
33% 103
217
29% 103
P188
35% 95
210
13% 92
128
12% 92
P206
15% 91
195
10% 87
215
16% 86
34
23% 84
207
27% 82
P204
16% 80
219
19% 79
P187
15% 78
P097
25% 77
P203
14% 77
P197
22% 77
221
15% 75
212
24% 72
216
19% 72
P029
20% 71
208
17% 71
P202
23% 70
188
29% 69
P172
16% 69
223
30% 69
226
28% 67
220
17% 66
222
9% 65
225
29% 65
180
5% 61
194
46% 59
186
12% 59
P225
30% 57
187
19% 54
197
27% 52
P190
37% 51
P148
43% 51
P189
35% 48
206
11% 44
162
5% 43
224
19% 42
193
22% 41
P224
24% 41
168
0% 40
203
18% 40
29
31% 39
227
18% 39
204
15% 33
P184
28% 32
189
16% 32
P160
42% 31
P135
17% 30
P209
23% 30
P226
17% 30
97
15% 27
202
12% 26
172
16% 25
209
22% 23
190
61% 23
135
18% 22
160
43% 21
184
42% 19
P058
18% 17
P227
24% 17
148
14% 14
P138
14% 14
P002
8% 12
PSC27067
10% 10
101
20% 10
138
20% 10
P101
44% 9
PSC27056
25% 8
P050
0% 7
58
43% 7
PSC27044
29% 7
50
0% 6
P183
40% 5
159
40% 5
198
50% 4
P115
25% 4
196
33% 3
P087
33% 3
2
0% 3
P198
33% 3
P158
33% 3
P201
0% 2
P159
0% 2
P228
0% 2
P130
0% 2
PSC27022
% 1
130
0% 1
PSC27023
0% 1
P49
0% 1
201
0% 1
P165
0% 1
P2232
% 1
P103
% 1
[049
0% 1
P192
0% 1
P181
0% 1
182
% 1
612
% 1
P125
0% 1
18
0% 1
P027
0% 1
149
0% 1
2223
0% 1
191
% 1
P211
0% 1
229
0% 1
139
0% 1
2024
0% 1
P2018
0% 1
183
% 1