|City of Rochester, NY Security officer had no commentwhen I asked him what gives him the right to park illegally. Photo by Davy V.|
By Davy V.
According to officer Dugan, who works security for the City of Rochester, NY, his department is under the control of the Rochester, NY Police department.
“We work for the Rochester Police department, we are paid by Rochester Police”, said Dugan.
Well, being that City of Rochester security officers work for the Rochester Police department, and are paid by the Rochester Police department, it makes sense that they would, well, behave like the Rochester Police department.
Including parking wherever they like, whenever they like, simply to eat lunch.
Just because they can.
Case in point:
A City of Rochester, NY security officer didn’t care where he parked when he stopped at Chester Cab Pizza, located at 707 Park Ave.
|Rochester, NY Police department logo on jacket sleeve. Photo by Davy V.|
The security officer parked his official City of Rochester security vehicle, 061044, in front of a clearly posted “NO STANDING” sign, then walked into the pizza shop.
Approximately 15 minutes later, the security officer, seen in the video above, walked back his security vehicle, carrying a pizza box.
Officer Dugan told me something else, I found both interesting, as well as ironic.
|City of Rochester, NY official security vehicle 061044. Photo by Davy V.|
He said that in addition to patrolling City parks, buildings, and locking cemetery gates, City of Rochester security officers also have the power to issue tickets.
Tickets such as having a vehicle parked illegally.
Note: After I got into my vehicle, this same security officer, obviously not too happy I video recorded him, followed me for approx. 5 minutes all the way to the intersection of Alexander St. and South Ave.
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