Florida official: There are no ticket quotas for troopers

FLORIDA-HIGHWAY-PATROL (Large)

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.

Associated Press



#FlaPol

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Renzo Downey, Daniel Figueroa, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Kelly Hayes, Joe Henderson, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Andrew Wilson, Mike Wright, and Tristan Wood.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704




Sign up for Sunburn


Categories