New York Vehicle & Traffic Law

Sec. § 1810
Compensation of Officers Shall Not Depend Upon Apprehension or Arrests


§ 1810. Compensation of officers shall not depend upon apprehension or arrests.

(a)

No city or village shall employ any officer, agent or person whose compensation shall in any way depend upon the apprehension or arrest of any person or persons for violating any ordinance adopted pursuant to section sixteen hundred four of this chapter or for reckless driving as defined in section twelve hundred twelve of this chapter. If any person be apprehended or arrested or haled before a magistrate for a violation of a local ordinance adopted pursuant to section sixteen hundred four or for reckless driving as defined by section twelve hundred twelve of this chapter by any officer, agent or employee of any city or village who is so employed, the fact of such employment at the time shall be a defense to any charge made for violation of such ordinance or for reckless driving.

(b)

No county or town shall employ any officer, agent or person, whether such employee be elected or appointed, whose compensation shall in any way depend upon the apprehension or arrest of any person for reckless driving as defined in section twelve hundred twelve of this chapter. If any person be apprehended or arrested or haled before a magistrate for reckless driving as so defined, by any officer, agent or employee of any county or town who is so employed, the fact of such employment at the time shall be a defense to any charge made for reckless driving as defined in section twelve hundred twelve of this chapter.
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