police | Department profile

This department isn't a town department, so some information, such as population by race, doesn't apply, and doesn't allow for scoring this department on the same zero-to-seven scale that town police departments are scored on.

West Haven officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 49 percent of drivers stopped by West Haven officers were minorities, compared with 31 percent statewide.

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 53 percent of daylight-hour stops and 45 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

West Haven
64 percent of stopped drivers were men;
36 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

84% 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 West Haven officers was 35 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Stopped at home?

West Haven
  • 53 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 47 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

West Haven 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
162
47% 614
1162
39% 459
126
37% 221
1232
38% 160
232
57% 125
1000322
42% 108
221
54% 101
216
58% 93
231
53% 93
193
34% 91
219
53% 87
1155
67% 75
222
47% 74
1218
63% 73
1000324
56% 73
213
65% 72
206
61% 72
1217
49% 69
208
32% 68
1231
51% 65
1000276
31% 65
1000323
58% 62
1221
53% 60
218
69% 59
229
59% 59
176
59% 58
1175
55% 58
202
53% 57
171
47% 57
1216
63% 56
196
51% 55
1185
35% 55
200
58% 53
217
60% 53
1225
66% 53
1215
40% 52
215
52% 50
226
44% 50
205
65% 48
1000318
65% 48
121
68% 47
1213
43% 47
1210
43% 46
227
58% 45
223
67% 45
1229
62% 45
225
66% 44
1214
57% 44
175
44% 43
1226
26% 43
1219
74% 42
191
73% 41
1211
59% 41
1200
63% 41
1187
41% 41
214
48% 40
199
55% 38
234
24% 37
1171
31% 36
1039
39% 36
1000274
26% 35
1176
63% 35
187
47% 34
155
59% 34
1196
18% 34
173
39% 33
1065
21% 33
65
19% 32
1172
56% 32
156
61% 31
1126
65% 31
228
53% 30
211
50% 30
1121
69% 29
172
36% 28
198
50% 28
1224
70% 27
1156
59% 27
1134
59% 27
1207
35% 26
160
44% 25
1227
28% 25
209
46% 24
39
33% 24
174
67% 24
1160
35% 23
1206
48% 23
224
76% 21
164
55% 20
207
35% 17
194
47% 17
1202
71% 17
1209
59% 17
185
63% 16
1199
80% 15
1132
50% 14
1194
29% 14
1205
23% 13
1179
67% 12
1164
50% 10
1193
40% 10
182
22% 9
1159
38% 8
1191
25% 8
1195
57% 7
233
50% 6
1105
83% 6
1129
% 6
1166
50% 6
189
75% 4
168
50% 4
67
75% 4
1113
25% 4
1189
33% 3
1153
33% 3
1117
67% 3
1116
0% 3
124
0% 2
154
50% 2
159
0% 2
117
0% 2
1222
% 2
1180
0% 2
1174
0% 2
1138
50% 2
1127
0% 2
2368
0% 1
2366
0% 1
195
% 1
2358
0% 1
135
0% 1
108
% 1
192
0% 1
140
% 1
210
% 1
1173
% 1
1000275
0% 1
1141
0% 1
1181
% 1
1124
0% 1
1142
0% 1
1143
% 1
1135
0% 1
1000326
0% 1