Racial Profiling has historically occurred, & continues to occur throughout America.

The Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project's mission is to bring together community stakeholders and law enforcement to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities in traffic enforcement.

Police car patrolling the streets. Traffic stops are the most common encounter between the public and police.

Traffic stops are the most common encounter between the public & Police.

Every year, there are approximately 550,000 traffic stops in Connecticut. CTRP3 works with the state's 94 municipal police departments, Connecticut State Police, and other special police agencies to identify racial and ethnic disparities through data collection and statistical analysis.

How we analyze Data
Alvin W. Penn Law, Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project

Alvin W. Penn

A champion for change

Named after the late State Senator Alvin W. Penn, Connecticut’s anti-racial profiling law prohibits any law enforcement agency from stopping, detaining, or searching any motorist when the stop is motivated solely by considerations of the race, color, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation of that individual.

About the Alvin W. Penn Act

Our Partnership with

Connecticut Data Collaborative. Provides access to raw traffic stop data and tables for each police district in the state as part of Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Data Project

The Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project has partnered with the Connecticut Data Collaborative to provide access to raw traffic stop data and summary tables for each police department in Connecticut.

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The Reports

Traffic Stop Data Analysis and Findings, 2019

Annual analysis of traffic stops conducted between January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. This report also includes a three-year aggregate analysis of traffic stops conducted between January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019.

Traffic Stop Data Analysis and Findings, 2019 (TECHNICAL APPENDIX)

The technical appendix includes the charts and tables referred to in the "Traffic Stop Data Analysis and Findings, 2019 Report".

Wethersfield Border Discontinuity Analysis Report

This report highlights a number of findings related to racial and ethnic disparities near the border of Wethersfield and its neighboring communities. The CTRP3 advisory board released the report on June 3, 2021.

we're working to improve the relationship between the public & police.

New Haven Public Forum
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Haven Public Forum

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New London Public Forum
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

New London Public Forum

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Waterbury Public Forum
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Waterbury Public Forum

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Bridgeport Public Forum
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bridgeport Public Forum

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Windham Public Forum
Monday, February 24, 2020

Windham Public Forum

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FILMFRIDAYS: "Collision Course" by WNPR
Friday, May 22, 2020

FILMFRIDAYS: "Collision Course" by WNPR

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Latest Videos

Latest News about the project

Connecticut Public Radio
Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops Decrease, But Inequalities Remain
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CT News Junkie
Racial Profiling Declining in Traffic Stops, Report Shows
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New York Times
How Berkeley Could Remove the Police from Traffic Stops- comments by Ken Barone
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NBC Connecticut
CCSU Releases Report on Police Racial Profiling in Connecticut
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Fox61
Report: Minority drivers stopped at disproportionate rates
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The Chronicle
Racial profiling project comes to Willimantic
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CT Post
Report: Racial profiling still a problem in CT traffic stops
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CT Mirror
Racial disparities in traffic stops down, but minority drivers often treated differently
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