Officers Rewarded for Arrests — not Convictions

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on April 19th, 2007

In today’s news:


Officers with Most DUI Arrests to be Honored 

Jackson, Miss.  April 19  –  Mississippi’s outstanding DUI officers of 2006 will be saluted at a reception in Jackson Friday…

Those recognized at the annual event are based on the number of arrests they make. Those making 50 to 100 DUI arrests get honorable mention. Some officers in the running for the honors have made as many as 400 DUI arrests.


So police officers can get awards and promotions by making a lot of DUI arrests.  Not a lot of DUI arrests that result in convictions.  Just arrests. 

Think about that…Then see my earlier posts:

     How to Be a Top Cop
     DUI SuperCops
     SuperCops Revisited
     SuperCops: The Smoking Gun

And why do local governments want to reward quantity over quality? 

     “How to Make a Million in the DUI Business
     “DUI: Government’s Cash Cow
     “What if the Cash Cow Goes Dry?

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