Reports

Traffic stop analysis & Findings

Stop sign on road, Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project

Introduction

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:

The Reports

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.

Traffic Stop Data Analysis and Findings, 2019

Tentative Report Release Date: August 2021

Traffic Stop Analysis & Findings, 2018

Annual analysis of traffic stops conducted between January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

Traffic Stop Analysis & Findings, 2017

Report Part I: Annual analysis of traffic stops conducted between January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Report Part II: An in-depth follow-up analysis of the 2 municipal police departments identified in part I.

Traffic Stop Analysis and Findings, 2015-16

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

Supplemental Report: An in-depth follow-up analysis of the 8 municipal police departments Traffic Stop Analysis and Findings, 2015-16 report.

Traffic Stop Analysis and Findings, 2014-15

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.

Traffic Stop Data Analysis and Findings, 2013-14

First annual analysis of traffic stops conducted between October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014

2013-14 Partial Year Implementation Report and Data Summary

This report is a summary presentation of the first 6-months of data collected following implementation of changes to the Alvin W. Penn Law.

Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Implementation Progress Report

This report outlines the progress being made on implementation of legislative changes to Connecticut's Alvin W. Penn Law.