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Stop Data Information

The Boulder Police Department is committed to advancing racial equity in its activities. In 2016, an outside consulting firm, Hillard Heintze, conducted a study to analyze citation and arrest activity. Among other recommendations, the study suggested several changes to how data is collected and analyzed. Accordingly, in 2017 the Boulder Police Department implemented new processes and a new data collection system. In 2018, the department collected its first full year of data, giving the police an opportunity to better understand its activities through a racial equity lens.


The information that follows includes context, key data, and findings from analysis of the 2018 data. Going forward, the police department will update this information as part of its annual report. In addition, the city will publish data on stops and the related methodology annually through its Open Data Catalog.