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Notes: Alexandria Police Department hires contractor for Old Town parking crackdown

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A parking meter in Old Town Alexandria on King Street

The Alexandria Police Department has hired a contractor to help crack down on parking enforcement in Old Town.

The contractor, Reimagine Parking, will target enforcement primarily along King Street, the city said in a release.

The additional enforcement is scheduled to start today (Wednesday) and will run from 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday-Friday.

According to the release:

A third-party vendor has been hired to supplement the City’s existing parking enforcement officers. The contractors are authorized to issue citations only and will not handle issues of towing, vehicle relocation, or booting. Personnel will be visible and uniformly dressed, including reflective vests noting they are contractors for the City of Alexandria. The contractors, Reimagine Parking, will also display company-issued identification and a company-branded shirt.

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