Police departments may no longer be allowed to use traffic ticket quotas to assess the productivity or performance of officers. State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea) sponsored a measure that would put an end to traffic ticket quotas. “This in no way is saying police shouldn't be writing tickets. It simply says that a quota system during a given period of time where you have to write X amount of tickets is no longer allowed,” he said.
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Opponents say local governments should be able to make their own rules. The measure passed both chambers of the General Assembly and is headed to the governor’s desk.