Parking Authority gets anti-terrorism training

    Philadelphia’s Parking Authority employees will soon be trained on how to spot potential car bombs while writing tickets.

    Philadelphia’s Parking Authority employees will soon be trained on how to spot potential car bombs while writing tickets. The Police Department has teamed up with the Parking Authority to train hundreds of ticket-writers.

    After the bomb-scare in Times Square earlier this month, the head of the Parking Authority had a conversation with the man in charge of preventing terrorist attacks in the city.

    Deputy Police Commissioner Stephen Johnson says educating Parking Authority employees on potential threats makes sense.

    “I don’t see this as being difficult,” says Johnson. “I see this as having 500 fresh sets of eyes out there that will assist us in resolving some of our difficulties.”

    Johnson says things to watch out for include sagging cars, smoking cars and cars parked illegally near building entrances.

    Parking Authority employees are on the streets, in the Authority’s parking lots and at Philadelphia International Airport.

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