Sheriff’s Office Doesn’t Do Quotas, But …July 11th, 2008 by josh farley
… they did have a “traffic safety enforcement challenge last August.
Gary Simpson, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office patrol chief, sent a memo out to all deputies advising them of a contest between the different shifts (which you can read for yourself here). The gist of it was this: the shift that writes the most tickets got to have two of its members (one selected for writing the most and one selected at random) get an extra day off.
Chief Simpson volunteered to work in the winning deputies’ places. He also explains in the memo that by doing such an undertaking “the citizens of our communities are the true winners.”
As some of you may have seen, we recently wrapped up a project about traffic tickets.