A Florida DUI Arrest Contest has been uncovered, revealing a program where law enforcement agencies are rewarded based on their DUI enforcement activities. The program offers various prizes, including DUI enforcement equipment valued at thousands of dollars, and even a chance to win a fully equipped vehicle for agencies reaching the Platinum or Gold levels. The scoring system assigns points for different activities such as hosting DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols, with cash awards attached to each level. The controversial program raises concerns as it appears to incentivize arrests and may impact the objectivity of DUI enforcement efforts.
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Rules and Prizes
Rules and Prizes
The Rule book opens like this:
“The Florida DUI Sustained Enforcement Program supports this goal by rewarding agencies for conducting high visibility DUI enforcement operations. The FDOT Safety Office has established an incentive program with four levels of participation. Each law enforcement agency can select the level of participation that fits its manpower availability. The Law Enforcement Liaison Program will collect monthly reports filed by the participating agencies, determine what participation level each agency has met at the end of the calendar year, and provide access to an online equipment catalog. Agencies can select DUI enforcement equipment based on the participation points that they have earned directly from the online catalog.”
Florida DUI Arrest Contest Rules and Prizes
Bronze 1000 DUI Enforcement Activity Points Earned”
They even have a lottery type “drawing” for other prizes:
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Recently discovered is a Florida DUI Arrest Contest, shedding light on a program where law enforcement agencies receive rewards based on their DUI enforcement efforts. The program offers significant prizes, including high-value DUI enforcement equipment and the opportunity to win a fully equipped vehicle for agencies achieving Platinum or Gold levels. The scoring system assigns points for various activities, such as hosting DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols, with monetary awards tied to each level. This program, however, has raised concerns about potential biases in DUI enforcement, as it seemingly incentivizes arrests and may impact the impartiality of law enforcement efforts in this regard.