Community Services utilizes specially trained, non-sworn personnel to perform some duties that have been traditionally performed by sworn personnel. Community Service Officers (CSO) perform a wide variety of duties and activities of routine non-sworn law enforcement functions in support of the Patrol Division, which do not require arrest authority. CSO's respond to animal and code related calls for service, and report to certain types of non-emergency calls-for-service (not in progress, no viable suspect information etc.), either via telephone or in a specially marked department vehicle.
Objectives and Goals
- Educate the public about Town of Parker codes and ordinances and to obtain voluntary compliance.
- Strive to perform duties in a fair, professional and courteous manner.
- Protect the health, safety and welfare of all property owners, residents, businesses and visitors.
- Develop and establish standards and ordinances that ensure positive effects on property value, community appearance, and neighborhood pride.
- Partner with other agencies to reach common goals.
- Establish and maintain a proactive environment to help solve community issues and stay at the forefront of creative and effective code enforcement.
The Community Services Division of the Parker Police Department handles code compliance and Animal Services in Parker. Zoning violations can involve land use violations, health and safety concerns, sign code violations, site plan and subdivision violations and enforcement of municipal codes and regulations.
Animal Services is part of the Community Services Division. Animal Services handles animal code regulations, educational programs and services, barking dogs, animal licensing questions and missing pets. Link
Frequent complaints involve signs, trash and debris, overflowing or unsanitary dumpsters, weeds, failure to remove snow from sidewalks, inoperable vehicles, failure to obtain permits for land use or change of use and a variety of other issues. The code enforcement personnel will discuss any questions or comments you have and explain the ways we may be able to help you.
Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks
It is the homeowner’s responsibility to remove snow and ice from all sidewalks adjacent to their property within 48 hours of the end of any snow, sleet or freezing rain. Failure to do so in the specified time frame is a violation of the Town’s Municipal Code and can result in a fine to the homeowner.
Snow left on walks turns into ice and makes for hazardous walking conditions for neighbors, including school children and the elderly. Once notice of violation is given to the homeowner, any snow and ice must be removed within 24 hours. After that time, the Town may make arrangements to have it cleared at the resident’s expense.
Individuals can also reduce the potential for ice by shoveling snow into their yard after a storm rather than into streets and gutters.
More information on snow and ice removal can be found in section 10.01.020 of the Parker Municipal Code.