UPD Steps Up Decal Enforcement
26 October 2004
-- The University Police Department is increasing their efforts to get
everyone at JSU to register their vehicles. Officers have been forced
to boot 14 vehicles in the last three weeks. Many students have failed
to register for their decal this semester. In an effort to motivate students
to register their vehicles, the Chanticleer will begin
printing the names of persons who are booted each week. To avoid having
your name on the boot list, register your vehicle online at police.jsu.edu.
“We will begin stepping up decal enforcement over the next month to ensure
that all faculty, staff, and students who park on campus have a current
parking decal. If you observe a vehicle parked on campus that does not
have a 2004-2005 decal, please contact the University Police and we will
have a parking service officer cite the vehicle for having no decal,"
said Corporal Neil Fetner of UPD.
students are under the impression that UPD does not have the ability to
track vehicles and violations, but the new automated parking enforcement
system makes it easy for parking enforcement officers to identify and
“Once a vehicle receives five parking citations, we will deploy the boot
and immobilize the vehicle. The boot will not be removed until all fines
are paid in full at the Bursar’s Office and a decal is purchased," said
Officer Buddy Smith.
Some people believe that if they buy a parking decal after they receive
citations the initial citations will be voided. "If you received parking
citations prior to registering for your parking decal, the parking citations
will stand and will not be voided," said Officer Smith.
If you have purchased a decal online and you have not received it within
5 business days, please contact Bobbie Gaddy at 782-5050 regarding the
status of your decal.
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