2007 California Vehicle Code Chapter 7. Arrest Quotas
CA Codes (veh:41600-41603)
41600. For purposes of this chapter, "arrest quota" means any
requirement regarding the number of arrests made, or the number of
citations issued, by a peace officer, or parking enforcement
employee, or the proportion of those arrests made and citations
issued by a peace officer or parking enforcement employee, relative
to the arrests made and citations issued by another peace officer or
parking enforcement employee, or group of officers or employees.
41601. For purposes of this chapter, "citation" means a notice to
appear, notice of violation, or notice of parking violation.
41601.5. For purposes of this chapter, "agency" includes the
Regents of the University of California.
41602. No state or local agency employing peace officers or parking
enforcement employees engaged in the enforcement of this code or any
local ordinance adopted pursuant to this code, may establish any
policy requiring any peace officer or parking enforcement employees
to meet an arrest quota.
41603. No state or local agency employing peace officers or parking
enforcement employees engaged in the enforcement of this code shall
use the number of arrests or citations issued by a peace officer or
parking enforcement employees as the sole criterion for promotion,
demotion, dismissal, or the earning of any benefit provided by the
agency. Those arrests or citations, and their ultimate dispositions,
may only be considered in evaluating the overall performance of a
peace officer or parking enforcement employees. An evaluation may
include, but shall not be limited to, criteria such as attendance,
punctuality, work safety, complaints by citizens, commendations,
demeanor, formal training, and professional judgment.
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