Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is talking quotas in a new video posted to the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association's website.
In a six-minute clip reportedly representing the first time the PBA has promoted a commissioner's message in 12 years, Bratton said he will de-emphasize a numbers approach.
"I intend to focus on the quality of police actions, with less emphasis on our numbers and more emphasis on our actual impact. I intend to build a management system on the principles of mutual respect, leadership, positive reinforcement and employee satisfaction," Bratton said.
In the video titled "Cops Count, Police Matter", Bratton said he also plans to institute a "more fluid law enforcement model equal to today's more complex challenges," and that he "Never believed the bosses do this job, alone."