Mandatory Quotas for Silver City Police Department

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Concerned in Silver City

Silver City, NM

#1 Jan 13, 2013
Has the Silver City Police Chief gone mad? Why does he hate the public? Apparently, he recently established a quota system for his officers which is based on a point system. Each officer MUST attain a minimum number of these points on EVERY work shift. They get a point for each traffic ticket written, along with fractions and points for other law enforcement actions. So, if the officer needs 10 points per shift and traffic citations are worth 1 point each, you do the math. That agency is losing officers to the county and to other professions because they are FED UP with this crap. The public is suffering because of this ILLEGAL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL policy. Where the HELL is the Chief's boss, Alex Brown and the Town Council when it comes to this nonsense? New Mexico State Police has a policy stating "Performance Guidelines" which clearly establishes it as a guide only and not a hard set practice -- and theirs does not come close to Silver City Police's quota system. Officers are THREATENED WITH DISCIPLINE or ARE DISCIPLINED if they fail to meet their individual quotas! Let's deal with this outrage and an obvious mismanagement of our Police Department -- NOW! Contact the Town Manager, City Council Members and, the District Attorney's Office and the NM Department of Public Safety. Let's get this nonsense stopped before YOU become a victim of a quota system imposed on the officer writing you the traffic ticket! If you are already a victim, contact an attorney with this information, there is plenty of case law around the country against quota systems, in some states it is illegal -- outlawed by statute!

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