Emporia has been without downtown parking enforcement for several months. That will change Monday morning when Jack’s Security will begin downtown enforcement.
The City of Emporia’s Police Department will oversee the downtown enforcement now contracted through Jack’s Security.
"Parking laws protect public safety and advance policy goals such as ensuring parking turnover so that customers can access businesses," read a written statement from the Emporia Police Department.
The most common parking restrictions in and around the downtown area are:
• Time limit (signs posted)
• Handicapped (public and private property)
• Proper parking in stalls (i.e. direction and within lines)
• Parking with traffic flow (vehicle should face the proper direction of traffic flow)
Drivers are responsible for parking properly and abiding by the laws. They also need to ensure that their vehicle does not become a hazard when it is parked. Failure to follow the law could result in getting a ticket and a fine, as well as potentially having your vehicle towed.
Civilian personnel through Jack’s Security will monitor parking and issue necessary tickets. Questions and comments regarding any parking enforcement within the City of Emporia should be directed to the Emporia Police Department at 343-4200.