EDMUNDSON, Mo. – Some local officers are being ordered to write more tickets in a small north St. Louis County municipality.
According to a memo sent to NewsChannel 5 anonymously, Edmundson Mayor John Gwaltney is encouraging Edumundson police sergeants and patrolmen to write more "good tickets."
Gwaltney reminds the department there are no ticket quotas, but there is a marked decline in the number of traffic and other tickets written by the department. He also reminds officers the number of tickets written is directly tied to the revenue the police budget is established upon and will affect officers' pay.
Though the municipality of Edmundson had fewer than 1,000 residents at the 2010 census, this mindset has the potential to affect tens of thousands of drivers. Edmundson sits next to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and includes a stretch of Interstate 70.
You can read the entire memo sent to the Edmundson Police Department below.