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Question: Does law enforcement really have quotas?

Answer: No. Billings Police Department Sgt. Kevin Iffland said law enforcement agencies are prohibited by state law to have quotas - or even tally up numbers to evaluate their officers.

"We've never had quotas or anything like that, but we used to evaluate our officers because traffic enforcement is part of their duties," Iffland said. "We used to keep track of tickets and warnings, arrests officers made and used it as part of their evaluations."

Iffland said about five or six years ago, the state Legislature prohibited agencies from continuing to keep track of such numbers.

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