Trooper's job, salary should not be based on quotas
Regarding “Some troopers concerned about Highway Patrol's ‘quota' policy” (Tulsa World, Feb. 3): Why can't we trust the honesty, common sense and training of our Highway Patrol troopers? By giving them the same goal as a salesperson — job security, promotions and salary based on quotas — we defeat good men and women trying to do a good job. Their jobs are those of service to other people.
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This service can't be judged or graded on quotas, quotas that will encourage corruption by people who've tried to be honest. Honesty, common sense and training may not be a choice because good people may find themselves having to choose what they know is right and keeping their jobs to feed their families.
C.A. Lohse, Kingfisher
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