Illinois Governor Quinn signed SB 3411 over the weekend. SB 3411 prohibits state, county, and local police departments from requiring police officers to issue a specific number of tickets or citations. Departments are also prohibited from using ticket quotas to evaluate a police officer's job performance, although a police department can evaluate an officer based on "points of contact." Points of contact are defined as other quantifiable contact made in the furtherance of an officer's duties such as the number of traffic stops completed, arrests, written warnings, and crime prevention measures, so long as the point of contact does not include the issuance of citations.
Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink