Traffic fine quota call angers union
QUEENSLAND’S police union president Ian Leavers says an internal memo urging officers to issue 10 traffic fines per shift could lead to police misconduct and has urged them to ignore it.
Mr Leavers said the memo – in which officers were told to issue a “minimum of 10 tickets per shift/ every shift”– was an “absolute disgrace”.
The internal memo obtained by News Corp Australia told Brisbane officers involved in a trial of a new electronic ticketing system to “please ensure you focus all of your time issuing tickets during this period”. The trial will begin next month and run for four to six weeks. The email also stated that if the quota of fines was reached it would be “only one ticket every 48 minutes of your shift”.