4/3/2005Baltimore Cops End Quota System
Baltimore, Maryland has ended its quota-like performance evaluation system.
The city of Baltimore, Maryland ended a controversial performance evaluation system for police officers on Friday. The system had the same effect as a quota by punishing officers who failed to issue enough tickets or make enough arrests.
The move was made after a meeting between city council members and police officials. Baltimore's police Commissioner Leonard Hamm agreed to take 30 days to come up with recommendations on how to evaluate officers.
Brown said there is more to the program than the statistics form; officers are also evaluated on such criteria as appearance, tardiness and citizens' comments about an individual officer.Source: City's police ending reviews (Baltimore Sun, 4/2/2005)
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