Denver Police Admits to Ticket Quotas

CBS4Denver reports that the Denver Police Department admits to placing a minimum quota of writing 16 traffic citations within an 8 hour shif...

CBS4Denver reports that the Denver Police Department admits to placing a minimum quota of writing 16 traffic citations within an 8 hour shift, or else officers must explain themselves...
Captain Eric Rubin, commander of 79 officers in the Traffic Operations Bureau, contends it's "not a quota," but he calls it a "measure of performance" for officers whose primary duty is to enforce traffic laws. "It's a goal we are striving for," he said.
Measures of performance are in place everywhere at every job. But you can't help but wonder if there is another way to measure performance of traffic patrol officers. Officers should write tickets when they see drivers threatening the safety of others, not necessarily for going 5-10 mph above the speed limit, and not just to keep their resumé looking good.

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