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If “Quota Policing” Works – Prove It!

If “Quota Policing” Works – Prove It!

New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark says he is now prepared to accept “quota policing” if the Government can prove it works.

Last week Mr Mark criticised the form of policing in which police officers were set targets of issuing tickets for traffic offences but he said today that he would be happy to be proved wrong.

“What better way for the Government to justify the “quota system” than by using it to tackle other crime?

“If Mr Hawkins is so convinced of the merits of this kind of policing, why doesn’t the Government widen the scope of the quotas?” asked Mr Mark.

“If issuing one ticket an hour for speeding, one for non-wearing of seat belts and one for road safety issues makes our roads safer, why don’t police solve one burglary an hour, one violent crime an hour and one drug offence an hour in a drive to make New Zealand safer?”

“I would be the first to congratulate the Government and admit that I was wrong,” said Mr Mark.

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