Trenton: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal July 8 announced the launch of the New Jersey State Police Traffic Stop Dashboard, which will enable the public to view detailed information on more than 6 million traffic stops conducted by the New Jersey State Police over a period of more than 10 years, from Jan. 1, 2009, to Dec. 31, 2020.
According to a release from the Attorney General’s Office, operated by the Attorney General’s Office and developed in partnership with SAS, the dashboard provides one of the most comprehensive statewide databases in the country for traffic stop information. The data is organized by a variety of metrics, including driver race, and users can download the full dataset for their own review. Researchers, reporters and members of the public can access the dashboard on the Attorney General’s Office website, at njoag.gov/trafficstops.
“The New Jersey State Police Traffic Stop Dashboard is another powerful tool to promote transparency and accountability in policing in New Jersey,” stated Grewal. “It presents more than a decade of data in a format that will facilitate analysis and encourage public dialogue about this critical area of policing. Just as we are enabling law enforcement, the media, researchers, and the public to better understand how force is used by police with our use of force portal, this new dashboard will give stakeholders an unprecedented look at how and why the State Police conduct traffic stops.”
The Use of Force Dashboard is accessible at njoag.gov/force.