Ever hear someone say they got ticket because the cop had a quota to meet? It isn’t true and we should keep it that way. In Michigan secondary road patrols (traffic enforcement on non-main county roads) are funded by a surcharge on traffic citations. Fewer citations means less funding and therefore fewer officers on the roads.
We need law enforcement to focus on keeping our roads and communities safe, not on generating revenue needed for job security. Previously secondary road patrols were funded directly from the state grant general fund and it’s time we look at funding law enforcement based on a communities needs.