Authorization to Issue Parking Summonses by Homeland Security
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE
There are times when vehicles are parked near federal facilities in New York City in violation of parking regulations. Currently, Law Enforcement Security Officers, Criminal Investigators and police officers of the Federal Protective Service do not have the authority to issue parking violations to these vehicles. These officers, however, are currently designated as state peace officers pursuant to the New York State Criminal Procedure Law and are authorized to execute criminal process in New York State. This designation makes these officers eligible to receive this authority to issue parking violations. This proposed rule seeks to enhance public safety in and around federal facilities in New York City by giving these officers the authority to issue parking violations.
Specifically, the proposed rule amends the definition of “Notice of violation (summons)” contained in section 39-01 of the Rules Relating to Parking Violations by adding Officers of the Federal Protective Service of the United States Department of Homeland Security as authorized issuing agents who may issue notices of violation (summonses) in the City of New York.