Elmore City Police Chief Says He Was Fired Over ‘Ticket Quota’

Kaye Beach

Nov. 7, 2012

Police departments usually deny the existence of ticket quotas but this former Police chief says he was fired for not meeting his quota set by the town’s mayor.

from News9.com

ELMORE CITY, Oklahoma -

An Elmore City police chief says he was fired for not writing enough tickets.

The former chief says he was told by the mayor there was a ticket quota and when he refused to meet it, he was let go.

News 9 checked with an attorney who says ticket quotas are illegal and a violation of a police officer’s oath.  But the former chief and others who used to work for the city tell News 9 the mayor made it clear, he expected a certain amount of tickets to be written every day.

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One response to “Elmore City Police Chief Says He Was Fired Over ‘Ticket Quota’

  1. My family lives in Elmore city, and everytime I would drive through that town, I made sure I did not exeed the speed limit by one mile an hour. I have warned freinds that it was a speed trap and because of that what little local business (the local now closed down restaurant) they had was largely ran off by the quota. This police chief is just another in a long line of ex chiefs (as well as the mayor) that has made Elmore a place to be avoided.

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