police | Department profile

The Wethersfield police department pulled over 4504 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.

Wethersfield officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 48 percent of drivers stopped by Wethersfield 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 Wethersfield officers is 12 percent minority and 88 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 50 percent of daylight-hour stops and 47 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

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

75% 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: 33 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Wethersfield officers was 33 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Wethersfield
  • 18 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 82 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

Wethersfield 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
JBH0915
51% 463
JDB0749
59% 360
PJS0478
43% 350
JXD0914
56% 345
MVF0930
41% 280
EGD0832
30% 256
SEM0240
55% 254
JPL0159
37% 243
RGM0161
63% 220
MLS0487
36% 207
ABS0498
39% 188
BJV0580
41% 165
JAF0954
54% 156
PJM0164
56% 139
GFL0168
43% 125
JJB0756
64% 105
53
58% 102
MFW0643
58% 95
KPF0955
58% 77
NMM0163
41% 74
MMP0336
35% 52
KRL0158
48% 50
AJD0843
38% 39
LAG0980
59% 37
RKF0956
39% 31
OSR0390
50% 18
EAK0133
29% 17
RPA0735
67% 12
JED0838
43% 7
56
33% 6
BKC0131
17% 6
MAF0958
25% 4
DSG0985
50% 4
TSR0380
67% 3
MJC0825
33% 3
LCH0801
50% 2
2179
0% 1
483
0% 1
488
0% 1
34
0% 1
CRM0223
0% 1
3121
0% 1
2
0% 1
2273
% 1
KPN0286
0% 1