Report 2015-129 Recommendation 7 Responses

Report 2015-129: King City Police Department: Strengthening Management Practices Would Help Its Efforts to Prevent Officer Misconduct and to Regain the Public's Trust (Release Date: July 2016)

Recommendation #7 To: King City

To better manage its operations related to issuing traffic citations, the Department should develop a process by March 2017 to conduct a quarterly review of its traffic citation statistics and follow up with its officers as needed to ensure a consistent enforcement strategy.

6-Month Agency Response

The Police Department has established a process to conduct a quarterly review of its traffic citation statistics and follow up with officers to ensure consistent enforcement. A policy and procedure was issued by the Police Chief on December 12, 2016. The Police Chief or designee reviews the statistical data for the types of traffic citations and warnings at least quarterly. The review shall check to see if there is any indications of a severe increase or decrease of the number of overall citations that are issued and if there is a probable indication for any statistical change. Any significant changes will be reviewed in more detail to determine the cause and whether it is inconsistent with current enforcement strategies.

  • Completion Date: January 2017
  • Response Date: January 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

The department is currently reviewing its procedures and developing a policy based on best practices to comply with this recommendation.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 3/31/16
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2015-129

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.