Wanneroo Times - - Opinion -

LAST week Wood­vale reader Gawie Ver­meulen ex­pressed his dis­ap­proval of a police car parked in Reid Prom­e­nade in which there was no ob­vi­ous emer­gency and no ticket was dis­played.

He sent in a pic­ture (see be­low) and said while time-re­stricted park­ing was meant to re­lieve con­ges­tion and al­low ev­ery­one an op­por­tu­nity to park, police park­ing with­out pay­ing was “rob­bing the pub­lic of that lux­ury”.

The Wan­neroo Times con­tacted a police rep­re­sen­ta­tive for com­ment, who said: “Police of­fi­cers on duty in marked police ve­hi­cles do not need to pay for park­ing tick­ets.

“They are of course re­quired to park in des­ig­nated park­ing bays un­less it is an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion.”

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