Information about more than 6 million traffic stops in New Jersey is now available in a variety of visual and interactive displays, and allows users to break down incidents by race and other metrics.
The New Jersey State Police Traffic Dashboard allows the public to view detailed information about checks performed by the NJSP over an 11-year period ending December 31, 2020.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the launch of the scoreboard on Thursday. It is considered one of the most comprehensive statewide databases for traffic stop information.
The dataset illustrates trends in, for example, the reasons why a state soldier stopped a motor vehicle and the actions, if any, taken by the soldier after stopping the motor vehicle.
âThe New Jersey State Police Traffic Stops Dashboard is another powerful tool to promote transparency and accountability in policing in New Jersey,â said Grewal. âIt presents over a decade of data in a format that will facilitate analysis and encourage public dialogue about this critical area of ââpolicing. “
By law, the Attorney General’s Office is required to periodically publish data on motor vehicle stops from the NJSP. After publishing reports for more than a decade, the Bureau decided to create the dashboard.
âThe dashboard will be a window through which the public can see the data we use to improve and improve our training for both enlisted members and for recruits in training, and we welcome the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue on how we conduct roadside checks, âsaid Colonel Patrick Callahan, Superintendent of the NJSP.
The dashboard continues to be a work in progress, Grewal’s office said. Users can complete a survey at this link to provide feedback on the site.
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