Citizen Parking Tickets

Oxford to train citizens to write parking tickets

Police in the southwest Ohio city of Oxford say they will start training civilian residents to write parking tickets. Sergeant Jim Squance says residents will have to complete a nine-week Citizens Police Academy as well as additional training in parking enforcement. He says volunteers only will write tickets for residential violations, such as blocking a driveway. Squance says although more people will be writing tickets, he doesn't expect an overall increase in the number of tickets issued. He says if there's a problem with overzealous ticket writers, it will be stopped quickly.