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Florida official: There are no ticket quotas for troopers

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The head of the Florida agency that oversees state’s highway patrol insists troopers don’t have ticket quotas.

Terry Rhodes on Tuesday told Gov. Rick Scott and members of the state Cabinet that her agency is reminding all supervisors that quotas are not allowed. She says the reminder is being added to the highway patrol’s training materials.

Rhodes, the executive director of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, is making the changes after it was reported that a top official with the Florida Highway Patrol told troopers they aren’t writing enough speeding tickets.

The Tampa Bay Times reported earlier this month that Maj. Mark Welch told troopers under his command via email that “the patrol wants to see two citations each hour” adding that it’s not a quota.

Republish with permission of The Associated Press.

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