7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill prohibits a political subdivision or law enforcement agency from imposing an
10 arrest or citation quota on a peace officer.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ defines terms; and
14 ▸ prohibits a political subdivision or law enforcement agency from requiring or
15 directing a peace officer to meet an arrest or citation quota.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 77-7-27, Utah Code Annotated 1953
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 77-7-27 is enacted to read:
26 77-7-27. Quotas for arrest, citation prohibited.
27 (1) As used in this section:
28 (a) "Law enforcement agency" means an entity of the state, or a political subdivision of
29 the state, that exists primarily to prevent and detect crime and enforce criminal laws, statutes,
30 or ordinances.
31 (b) "Law enforcement quota" means any requirement or minimum standard regarding
32 the number or percentage of citations or arrests made by a law enforcement officer.
33 (2) A political subdivision or law enforcement agency employing a peace officer may
34 not require or direct that a peace officer meet a law enforcement quota.
35 (3) Subsection (2) does not prohibit a political subdivision or law enforcement agency
36 from including a peace officer's engagement with the community or enforcement activity as
37 part of an overall determination of the peace officer's performance.