Proposed bill would ban officers from using traffic quotas in Illinois

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by KMOV .com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 10:23 PM

(KMOV) -- Illinois lawmakers are moving a bill forward in the state senate that says cities and counties would be banned from using police quotas when it comes to writing traffic tickets.

The legislation would prohibit officers from making a specific number of citations or warning within a designated period of time and would make it so departments cannot evaluate an officer based on the number of citations or warning issued.

Many police departments don’t have quotas, but a “minimum standards” policy. The Shiloh Police Department said their officers are required to have at least one “public contact” per twelve hour shift.

This means an officer must issue a speeding ticket, parking ticket, warning, or other citation during that time and is a part of the officer’s job performance review.

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