6/20/2005Memo Proves New York Police Ticket Quota
NYPD cops need to issue 33 speeding tickets and 35 parking tickets each quarter to keep a good rating.
New York City police officers are required to write a minimum of 35 parking tickets, 33 tickets for moving violations such as speeding, 33 "quality of life" summonses and make 11 arrests each quarter according to a handwritten memo obtained by the New York Post. Failure to write a sufficient number of tickets will result in a poor performance assessment and other disciplinary action.
The memo surfaced as six cops challenged their transfer from a Brooklyn precinct after failing to produce a sufficient number of tickets.
NYPD officials deny that the practices described in the confidential memo constitutes a quota because other factors go into evaluating an officer's performance.
"The evidence presented under oath in this arbitration proves once again what police officers have long lived with: There are established quotas, and if you don't meet them, you will be punished," said Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch.Source: COP TIX QUOTA BARED (New York Post, 6/20/2005)
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