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Do police have ticket quotas?

the age old myth...


Asked by Zoeyis at 9:45 AM on Nov. 4, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (17)
  • I have asked them they told me no....but i wonder...hmmmm

    Answer by littlekitty2002 at 10:27 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • In some states they do.

    Answer by older at 9:53 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Here is a site that explains how the DUI quota's work here in GA.


    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:50 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • According to my neighbor, who is an assistant chief of police, NO. Same answer from the Sheriff.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:46 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • They certainly have DUI quota's in GA...

    But, i think that is a good thing....

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:47 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • ours does

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:54 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Well my friend who is on the MD state police force tells me it is an unwritten quota. It is very low. Any one could accomplish it.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 10:00 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • No- my dad is an officer and they ONLY have to write 1 a month. Anything additional is just extra state and local funds. In our city they were protesting the cuts and merges of the new mayor so they all only wrote 1 a month for 6 months... and they couldn't touch them... Now it is beneficial to write more and go to court for them because of the extra money they get to go to court. So unless you want to pay there overtime salary and court cost and your ticket, I wouldn't go to court unless you KNOW and CAN PROVE that you did nothing wrong, bc 9 times out of 10 they will show up! It is too lucrative not to.

    Answer by BriHan06 at 10:01 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • having to write 1 a month is still a 1/month quota.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • no they do not. This is an old "wives tale". I have friends and neighbors that are police officers and they think it's hilarious that people actually beleive this :)

    Answer by LorisChar at 9:48 AM on Nov. 4, 2010