pxlboy: That riot gear ain't gonna pay for itself.
cgraves67: Well, give the ticket, but have the fine go to a state-level fund for road repairs rather than to the local department's budget. Deincentivise punishing people who aren't harming anyone.
bdub77: The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police is concerned about the negative impact on public safety that is likely to result if Illinois Senate Bill 3411 (SB 3411) is passed.Obvious money grubbing is obvious.
pxlboy: Cheron: Sure you make less money but the result is people are safer and isn't that the goal, right?
skrame: sn't this already the case. I got a ticket a few years back, and at the traffic school (or whatever it's called) the officer let offenders ask questions. One asked where the ticket money went to. The officer showed the breakdown, and the percent going to the town was less than 5%. Most went to the state, and the county got a good chunk too.
Cheron: How about results based metrics. In 2011 police hid in the bushes and drove unmarked vehicles to catch speeders, causing distracted driving. In 2017 police drove brightly colored, well marked cars along the same stretch. The number of tickets dropped 45%, accidents dropped 12%, injuries 37% and property damage 18%. Sure you make less money but the result is people are safer and isn't that the goal, right?
GBB: The problem isn't metrics. The problem is that management tends to select the easiest metric to tally versus the most effective or the most beneficial.When it comes to street cops, the easiest metric to tally is how many tickets they write (or with some agencies, how many arrests they make). This is the metric that the general population has an issue with. As far as I can tell, there is no metric that can gauge the effectiveness of cops. The entire agency can tally how many crimes are reported and compare that over time to discover if crime is up or down, but that doesn't translate to specific individuals. A cop could bust his ass and make a difference, or a cop could sit on his ass while the crime rate goes down for other external reasons and they'd both appear to be equally effective.
bdub77: You're implying you have cops in your organizations who don't enforce the law? Maybe they should be fired then.
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