police | Department profile

The Windsor police department pulled over 5724 drivers and had a disparity score of 5.0 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.

Windsor officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 57 percent of drivers stopped by Windsor 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 Windsor officers is 44 percent minority and 56 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 65 percent of daylight-hour stops and 49 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Windsor
60 percent of stopped drivers were men;
40 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

80% 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: 37 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Windsor officers was 37 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Windsor
  • 36 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 64 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

Windsor 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
TXS0320
53% 668
RXW0169
56% 357
TXM119
68% 342
JXK0107
58% 326
BXT0195
42% 278
KXM0120
64% 264
JXA0115
75% 247
JXM0113
43% 219
DXS0118
68% 212
MXB0123
59% 211
JXB0109
58% 197
TXB0111
54% 182
TXT0121
73% 161
MXF0124
58% 161
SXP0122
63% 161
PXD0103
53% 147
WXF0323
57% 145
EXA0117
52% 113
DXT0160
32% 108
BXP0166
47% 101
JXV0186
48% 80
WXP0324
63% 79
JXS0189
65% 71
AXI0165
43% 67
CXP0116
62% 65
SXB0163
33% 64
JXB0180
49% 63
BXB0127
65% 63
MXN0217
61% 62
JXN0126
48% 60
KXT0193
35% 49
AXV0190
57% 49
DXA0198
57% 47
GXC0155
49% 43
DXB0187
43% 40
BXC0105
65% 37
AXJ0108
83% 36
MXT0104
69% 36
AXF0159
74% 23
EXC0102
67% 21
SXV0168
33% 21
GXJ0152
50% 16
TEL0504
27% 11
MXS0125
30% 10
DXF0167
44% 9
CXM0315
50% 2