As per section 54-1m of the Connecticut General Statutes, an annual analysis of traffic stops must be conducted for all police departments in Connecticut. There are a total of 94 municipal police departments: 29 departments employing more than 50 officers, 50 employing between 20 and 50 officers, and 15 with fewer than 20 officers. State police are comprised of 11 distinct troops. There are an additional 80 jurisdictions that do not have organized police departments and are provided police services by the state police, either directly or through provision of resident troopers. Additionally, there are also 13 special agencies have the authority to conduct traffic stops, such as university police, and the Department of Motor Vehicle inspectors to name a few.
On behalf of the Office of Policy and Management and the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project advisory board, the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University have published several annual and supplemental reports. These reports can be found below:
Report Part I: Annual analysis of traffic stops conducted between October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016
Report Part II: Three-year analysis of traffic stops conducted between October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2016
Report Part I: Annual analysis of traffic stops conducted between October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015
Report Part II: Supplemental analysis of 9 municipal police departments and 2 state police troops identified with statistical disparities in the Traffic Stop Data Analysis and Findings, 2013-14 report.
Supplemental Report: An in-depth follow-up analysis of the 9 municipal police departments and 1 state police troop identified with statistical disparities in the Traffic Stop Analysis and Findings, 2014-15 report.
Annual analysis of traffic stops conducted between October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014