Nebraska Crime Commission - Record Layout of Traffic Stop Data

Big Local News filed this request with the Nebraska Crime Commission of Nebraska.


From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

I am the managing editor of Peninsula Press, a multimedia news website based out of Stanford University in California. We are working on collecting data on traffic stops and searches made by state patrols across the country, but I'm initially gathering information about what datapoints each state collects.

Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Statutes, I hereby request the following records:

I’d like to please request the record layout (the format of a data record, which includes the name, type and size of each field in the record) or “data dictionary” for your state’s records of traffic stops made on your roads. (What are all the datapoints you collect and keep record of when traffic stops are made?)

The requested data will be analyzed, eventually be made available to the general public and be used for editorial purposes. This request is not being made for commercial purposes. We kindly ask the request be filled electronically — via Excel or another database format.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Vignesh Ramachandran

From: Overton, Michael

Vignesh Ramachandran -

Per your faxed request, attached is a spreadsheet detailing the elements reported quarterly to the Crime Commission by law enforcement agencies.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


Michael Overton
Chief, Information Services Division
Nebraska Crime Commission

From: Vignesh Ramachandran

Hi Michael -- Thank you for providing the record layout. We'll be in touch with further questions in the following weeks.