Originally posted by: jumpr
Quota implies 'specific number.' There is no quota, because there's no guaranteed number of traffic violations in a city in a given month.Originally posted by: BigJ
And thats what I mean by "quota." It's not departamental wide, and could be limited to just 2 or 3 officers, but usually there will be the stragglers that need to write out a few more citations just so they don't look like they're slacking, or want to go above and beyond and really crank them out. And this is usually at the end of the month. Hence why people think of it as a "quota."
What you're describing is productivity. There's nothing wrong with an officer doing his or her job, and writing a few more tickets to 'catch up' is perfectly within the bounds of their jobs (and the law).
Once again: QUOTAS are nonexistent.
Yea I guess I was using the incorrect word for it. But still, what I said is why people get the wrong impression of police officers trying to go above and beyond their duty, or playing "catch up." It's wrong because there is no quota, but I could see how they could misinterpret it that way.