Making a Point

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Police in Thames Valley, England, have set up a point system they say will help officers prioritize their work. The goal for each officer is to amass at least 200 points a month. They'll get 10 points for stopping a drunk driver, or for arresting a rapist. Pulling someone over for not wearing a seat belt or talking on a phone while driving must be half as important, because that will get an officer five points. And catching a shoplifter brings just two points.