Advisory board

About the board

The Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Advisory Board.

The Racial Profiling prohibition Project Advisory Board

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly established the Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Advisory Board (Connecticut General Statute 54-1s). The advisory board was established for the purpose of advising the Office of Policy and Management with respect to the adoption and standardized methods and guidelines pursuant to Connecticut General Statute 54-1m. The advisory board has been meeting since May 2012 on a monthly basis to oversee the requirements of the Alvin W. Penn law. All meetings are open to the public.

The groups include

Four working groups were established to advise the advisory board on the various aspects of the project. Those groups include:

Data & Systems Work Group

Assists the advisory board in shaping the system for collection and analysis of traffic stop records on an annual basis. Some of its activities include determining what information should be collected, how the information is reported to the state, and the best methods for analyzing that information.

Public Awareness Work Group

Public Awareness Work Group: assists the advisory board in aspects of the project that relate to informing the public of the law and results from the annual analysis. The work group helps to coordinate public awareness and outreach efforts and works to ensure that all data and analysis are accessible to the public.

Training Work Group

Assists the advisory board  in aspects of the project that relate to training police agencies in the collections of traffic stop data. The work group also works to identify and implement quality bias-based policing programs for police officers.

Policy Work Group

Assists the advisory board in reviewing any proposed legislation related to the Alvin W. Penn law and makes recommendations regarding the board's position. The work group also reviews policy recommendations that address racial disparities in traffic stops.

Advisory Board

William Dyson

William Dyson

Advisory Board Chair
Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Central Connecticut State University
Brian Foley

Brian Foley

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Cheryl Sharp

Cheryl Sharp

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
Chief L.J. Fusaro

Chief L.J. Fusaro

Connecticut Police Chiefs Association
Chief Neil Dryfe

Chief Neil Dryfe

Connecticut Police Chiefs Association
Chief Ronnell Higgins

Chief Ronnell Higgins

Yale Police Department
Claudine Fox

Claudine Fox

ACLU Connecticut
Colonel Stavros Mellekas

Colonel Stavros Mellekas

Connecticut State Police
David McGuire

David McGuire

American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

Community Member
Gail Hardy

Gail Hardy

Office of the Chief State's Attorney
James Rovella

James Rovella

Commissioner, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Joseph Cristalli

Joseph Cristalli

Department of Transportation
Marc Pelka

Marc Pelka

Under Secretary, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division, Office of Policy Management
Michael Gailor

Michael Gailor

Middlesex State’s Attorney
Rashad Glass

Rashad Glass

Office of the Chief Public Defender
Robert Klin

Robert Klin

CT Department of Transportation
Senator Gary Winfield

Senator Gary Winfield

Connecticut General Assembly
Shannon Trice

Shannon Trice

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Region 2
Stacey Manware

Stacey Manware

Judicial Branch, Centralized Infraction Bureau
Steve Ginsburg

Steve Ginsburg

Connecticut ADL
Steven Hernandez

Steven Hernandez

Commission on Equity and Opportunity
Tamara Lanier

Tamara Lanier

Connecticut National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Tanya Hughes

Tanya Hughes

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
Werner Oyanadel

Werner Oyanadel

Commission on Equity and Opportunity

Minutes/ Agenda

Aug 19, 2021
Jun 3, 2021
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Feb 4, 2021
Nov 5, 2020
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Sep 3, 2020
Jan 16, 2020
Nov 7, 2019
Oct 17, 2019
Sep 12, 2019
Jun 25, 2019
May 23, 2019
Mar 21, 2019
Dec 6, 2018
Oct 18, 2018
Sep 20, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
Apr 17, 2018
Feb 8, 2018
Nov 9, 2017
Sep 7, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Apr 11, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
Nov 10, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
Aug 11, 2016
Jan 21, 2016
Oct 1, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
Mar 31, 2015
Oct 9, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
Nov 7, 2013
Oct 3, 2013
Aug 8, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
May 2, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
Dec 6, 2012
Nov 9, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Sep 6, 2012
May 17, 2012
Apr 5, 2012
Mar 22, 2012