Arrest and summons quotas; prohibition. (HB1376)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Arrest and summons quotas; prohibition. Provides that the Department of State Police, a local police department, or a sheriff shall not establish a formal or informal quota that requires an officer or deputy to make a specific number of arrests or issue a specific number of summonses within a designated time period. The bill provides further that the number of arrests made or summonses issued by an officer or deputy cannot be used as the sole criterion for evaluating such officer's or deputy's job performance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100402D
12/08/2014Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/12/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1376)
01/15/2015Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2015Stricken from docket by Militia, Police and Public Safety


J P Welch writes:

Under no conditions should those charged with public safety be motivated by revenue or arrest volume.

Jen Morrison writes:

The goal of effective law enforcement is top deter and reduce crime, so a job well done should result in diminishing arrests, ? It's also been well established that a known presence of officers not only reduces arrests, but dramatically reduces crime as compared to the "hide and seek" approach. Performance should be a comparison of both crimes reported per capita and crimes reported vs. crimes resulting in arrests/satisfying results. Law enforcement as a revenue stream is aberrant and offensive.