The PA State Police will resume the collection racial, ethnic, and other data during traffic stops. State Police will collect data for 30 fields, including driver and passenger ages, gender, race and ethnicity, as well the length of the stop, any searches and search results. Read more about this here.
“PA Troopers take an oath to enforce the law without any consideration of class, color, creed or condition, and this data collection effort is one way to show the public we are upholding that oath,” Col. Robert Evanchick said in a statement.
Currently, the Newtown Police Department (NTPD) does not collect such information at all traffic stops unless it results in an arrest.
This survey asks your opinion of requiring the NTPD to begin collecting such data at ALL traffic stops whether or not an arrest is involved. No identifying information is collected via this survey unless you opt-in to provide such information for purposes of follow-up by subscribing to John Mack's email newsletter. After completing the survey, you will be able to see a de-identified summary of the results to date.
DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Newtown Township approved survey. Its purpose is solely to inform John Mack – a Newtown Supervisor – of the public’s opinion regarding this issue.
I inform my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors (BOS) of my survey results*, but the best way of making YOUR opinions count is to contact members of the BOS directly via email (or snail mail to 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940). Here are the official email addresses of BOS members:
Phil Calabro (Chair): firstname.lastname@example.org
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*Some BOS members do not agree that resident surveys should play any role in the decisions they make even though many consultants we hire perform surveys of residents. Therefore, it is important that after taking my survey that you send a copy of your responses - including comments - to every BOS member. Include your full name and address to ensure that your input is official.