cop quota?

So I guess everyone's heard that cops pull more people over for dumb reasons at the end of the month because they've got a quota? is this true?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A quota system is illegal. That being said, some police administrators do reward officers for the amount of tickets they write. Most do this not for the money the tickets generate but because it motivates officers to be proactive. The rewards come in the form of better assignments, choice training opportunities and consideration come promotion time. Some administrators require officers to have a minimum amount of contacts with the public but do not require the officer to write a ticket for every contact.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    My teacher says no. Saying like Cop Charlie is letting people go a lot. Where Cop Bubba is pulling a few over, and writing tickets. An Charlie has gave out no tickets. An so the Sup. says Charlie what is up, and gives more tickets just to make it look okay.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In the past some departments had quotas, but I don't know of any that do any longer.

    Also even the ones that did, most officers did all the tickets at the first of the month to get it over with.

  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on where you live. Most county and city officers don't have quotas but state agency's do even when there not supposed to. They give officers with the most tickets or arrests the choice jobs more of an incentive you could say. It really all depends on what state you live in

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  • 1 decade ago

    No in fact ticket/arrest quotas are illegal. Some departments do have contact quotas.

  • 1 decade ago

    No quota's in NY, but when you go to turn in your monthly report and it is a little thin on tickets you may find a little motivation to write a few more.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most people I know in law enforcement have basically said this is true. Also depending on what area they are sweeping at the time, this can lead to more tickets also.

  • 1 decade ago

    they can not legaly have a quota but the guys that are not giving enough tickets are told they need to give more but there is no qouta

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There's no need to wait until the end of the month. There's always more than enough people driving like crap.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes that is they have to have a certain amount of arrest they think that stops crime for arresting you for something stupid. When they do the crime actually goes up higher but they too dumb to know that

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