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Thu December 4, 2008
Citizens on Patrol to issue illegal parking citations
By Scott Harvey
Greenville – The Citizens on Patrol (COPS) organization in Greenville are now authorized to issue citations for certain parking violations in the City.
Recent training now permits members to issue citations that carry fines and court costs ranging from $20 to $225. They include illegally parking in a disabled parking area, parking within a 15 ft. limit on either side of a fire hydrant, parking in a fire lane and or on the wrong side of the street.
COPS is a uniformed patrol operation sponsored by the Greenville Police Department comprised of trained citizen volunteers selected from the Citizens Police Academy alumni. COPS members assist the Police Department with crime prevention patrols, motorist assistance, wrecker stand-bys, traffic control and close watch patrols.
Citizens on Patrol, which began in August, serves as a way for citizens to give back to their community, and enables patrolmen to concentrate on additional tasks.
Parking violations now being enforced by Citizens on Patrol (COPS):
Illegally parking in a disabled parking area $255 fine and court costs
Parking within a 15 ft. limit on either side of a fire hydrant $105 fine and court costs
Parking in a fire lane $105 fine and court costs
Parking on the wrong side of the street $20 fine and court costs