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Old 04-04-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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"Performance objectives"
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:44 AM
 
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Yes some performance objectives exsist, but for the most part officers are directed to enforce traffic laws in problem areas like major intersections, school zones. There is usually data compiled because so many jack asses blew red lights or did 80 mph through an intersection and killed Suzy Q on her way to work or cripplied Joe Smith. So now the officers are directed to take action that intersection or someone did fifty through a school zone and hit Little joey crossing the street splattering his brains all over the hood. Most policing now a day is analysis driven and if people didnt drive like morons crashing into people at intersections or hitting little johnny in school zones, then the cops would not have to be stuck writing tickets. If you talk to most cops they would rather be chasing dope dealers or felons, but they have to do what they are told.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Denver, Colorado Ticket Quota Uncovered

Rubin insisted that these requirements are not a quota. Instead, they are a "measure of performance."
We don't call it a quota. We call it a "measure of performance.

Most people would just call it a way of raising revenue.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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So now the officers are directed to take action that intersection or someone did fifty through a school zone and hit Little joey crossing the street splattering his brains all over the hood.
Yes think of the kids. We are just doing it for the kids. If we stop writing out these $300 tickets, little children are going to die.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Its August 31st. the last day of the month.

i've done several face book posts about where i'm seeing cops.

to be more specific, i can go days without seeing an officer on the side of the road observing traffic.

but why is it on the 31st they're everywhere?

i keep getting responses of "cops don't have quotas and anyone who says so is BS"

well i'd really like a good explanation of why i've seen 4 cops today on the side of the road, radar ready.

and i saw a motorcycle cop yesterday on a local street, with a radar in his hand.

any reason that is?
Their motto's should not be, (To protect and serve), it should be, "To collect and steal".
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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All I've got to say is cops have absolutely no business having anything to do with driving. We all let them but they don't.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I don't understand what the obsession is with citizens and proving police have a quota. Would a quota make your illegal offense (speeding, no seat belt, etc) less illegal? If I worked in a TV factory, I might be expected to produce 20 TV's a month. What is the difference if a city wants an officer to produce 20 tickets a month? I could get 20 in a day or two if I felt like it.
That being said, we don't have a quota. It's against state law for my supervisors to give me one. We are, however, compared to our coworkers JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER JOB ON THE PLANET. If my coworkers are writing 20-30 tickets per month, and I write 5 tickets per month, my supervisors will probably want to talk to me about what I'm doing with my time.

The anti-cop crowd makes me laugh. 99% of them have broken the law and gotten caught, so now they show their outrage (instead of taking responsibility for their actions) by attacking police anonymously on the internet. How mature.

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Old 04-05-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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And how many cops brake the traffic laws and show their badge to each other and get sent on their way with a laugh and have a, "have a good day" . Or, better yet, give a friend one of their business cards and tell them, "just show them this card" and nothing more is said . And the all time favorite, "I'm married to a cop", "no problem, have a great day" .

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Old 04-06-2014, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I don't understand what the obsession is with citizens and proving police have a quota. Would a quota make your illegal offense (speeding, no seat belt, etc) less illegal? If I worked in a TV factory, I might be expected to produce 20 TV's a month. What is the difference if a city wants an officer to produce 20 tickets a month? I could get 20 in a day or two if I felt like it.
That being said, we don't have a quota. It's against state law for my supervisors to give me one. We are, however, compared to our coworkers JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER JOB ON THE PLANET. If my coworkers are writing 20-30 tickets per month, and I write 5 tickets per month, my supervisors will probably want to talk to me about what I'm doing with my time.

The anti-cop crowd makes me laugh. 99% of them have broken the law and gotten caught, so now they show their outrage (instead of taking responsibility for their actions) by attacking police anonymously on the internet. How mature.
I agree.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I don't understand what the obsession is with citizens and proving police have a quota. Would a quota make your illegal offense (speeding, no seat belt, etc) less illegal? If I worked in a TV factory, I might be expected to produce 20 TV's a month. What is the difference if a city wants an officer to produce 20 tickets a month? I could get 20 in a day or two if I felt like it.
That being said, we don't have a quota. It's against state law for my supervisors to give me one. We are, however, compared to our coworkers JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER JOB ON THE PLANET. If my coworkers are writing 20-30 tickets per month, and I write 5 tickets per month, my supervisors will probably want to talk to me about what I'm doing with my time.

The anti-cop crowd makes me laugh. 99% of them have broken the law and gotten caught, so now they show their outrage (instead of taking responsibility for their actions) by attacking police anonymously on the internet. How mature.
The "obsession" is when the law is wrong (inappropriateness low speed limits, shortened yellow lights, drastic speed limit changes with little to no warning, etc.) & you people seem to take advantage of it & steal our money. That is OUR money & you nor the organization you work for (the city, xounty or state) have absolutely no business touching it.
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