2012 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 31 - Motor and Other vehicles
Chapter 31-27 - Motor Vehicle Offenses
Chapter 31-27-25 - Ticket quotas prohibited.
§ 31-27-25 Ticket quotas prohibited. (a) No state or municipal agency engaged in the enforcement of any motor vehicle traffic or parking laws of this state, or any local ordinance governing motor vehicle traffic or parking, may establish or maintain any policy, formally or informally, requiring any officer to meet a quota.
(b) As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings:
(1) "Officer" shall mean any peace officer as defined in § 12-7-21 and any police officer as defined in § 31-1-21, and shall also include any individual engaged in enforcing ordinances authorized by chapter 28 of this title.
(2) "Quota" means any requirement regarding the number of arrests or investigative stops made, or summonses or citations issued, by an officer regarding motor vehicle traffic or parking violations.
(c) Nothing contained herein shall preclude a local or municipal agency from using data concerning arrests or investigative stops made, or summonses or citations issued, and their disposition in the evaluation of an officer's work performance, provided such data is not the exclusive means of evaluating such performance.
History of Section.
(P.L. 2010, ch. 146, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 159, § 1.)
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