Police adds parking enforcement officer

DOWNEY - In an effort to "more consistently and uniformly address quality of life issues," the Downey Police Department has added a third parking enforcement officer to its staff.The new officer fills a vacant position, the police department said. Enforcement of the city's parking ordinances lies with the Parking Enforcement Unit. "It is the Downey Police Department's general policy to vigorously enforce all parking restrictions. This can be accomplished through the issuance of warnings and/or citations," the department said in a news release. According to police officials, some common violations parking enforcement officers face on a daily basis include vehicles parked in violation of posted signs; vehicles parking in violation of the colored zone painted on the curb; vehicles parked on lawns; vehicles parked in the same spot for more than 72 hours; and commercial vehicles parked in residential areas. For more information on parking restrictions, call Sgt. Dean Milligan with the Downey Police Department at (562) 904-2342.

********** Published: April 24, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 1