Wisconsin Administrative Code
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Chapter OJA 1 - Traffic stop data collection and analysis
Section OJA 1.05 - Types of information required to be collected

Universal Citation: WI Admin Code ยง OJA 1.05

Current through May 31, 2022

Beginning January 1, 2011, for each traffic stop, the chief officer of an agency shall require the officer making the traffic stop to record the following information using a computer or a paper form:

(1) OPERATOR DATA. With respect to the motor vehicle operator, the officer shall record all of the following:

(a) The operator's residential zip code, age and gender.

(b) The race or ethnicity of the motor vehicle operator. The race or ethnicity recorded for the operator shall be the race or ethnicity identified on records of the DOT. If the operator's race or ethnicity is not available to the officer from the DOT, the operator' race or ethnicity shall be determined by the perception of the law enforcement officer responsible for reporting the traffic stop. The officer shall not require the person stopped to provide race or ethnicity information.

(2) OCCUPANT DATA. With respect to the motor vehicle occupants, the officer shall record all of the following:

(a) The number of occupants.

(b) Whether any occupant other than the operator is a member of a racial minority or ethnicity. The officer shall not require the person stopped to provide race or ethnicity information.

(3) EVENT DATA. With respect to the traffic stop, the officer shall record all of the following:

(a) The date, time and location of the traffic stop, the name of the law enforcement agency and officer number of the officer making the traffic stop.

(b) The location of the stop using global positioning system coordinates if available, DOT standards for identifying the location of traffic accidents, or any other method that identifies the location with a reasonable degree of accuracy.

(c) The make and model of the motor vehicle, type of motor vehicle, state of motor vehicle registration and the motor vehicle license plate number.

(d) The reason for the stop.

(e) The outcome of the stop.

(f) The duration of the stop.

(4) SEARCH DATA. Whether the operator, any occupant, or the motor vehicle was searched and if so, all of the following:

(a) Whether a consent to search was requested, and, if so, whether it was granted or denied.

(b) The basis for the search.

(c) The race or ethnicity of each person searched determined according to the procedure in sub. (1)(b).

(d) Type of contraband, if found.

CR 10-010: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 1-1-11.

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