Handicap Parking Enforcement Enhanced in Garland Through New Volunteer Program
The Garland Police Department has created a handicap enforcement volunteer program to ensure individuals whose needs require accessible parking spaces have spaces available.
Twelve volunteers who have completed a required training course will begin issuing parking citations for handicap parking violations. Volunteers must complete the Garland Citizen’s Police Academy and meet both state and departmental requirements.
Volunteers use their personal vehicles with magnetic signs that note their special assignment by the Garland Police Department. The volunteers are not sworn police officers and have no other enforcement authority beyond that of any resident, except for issuing handicap parking violation citations.
First-time handicap parking violations are punishable by a fine of no less than $500 or more than $750.