To help reduce car break-ins, the City of St. Louis has implemented some common-sense regulations for parking lots. These rules are designed to make parking lots in the city safer and more secure.
The City of St. Louis and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD), worked together to create the new rules.
Among the new rules:Parking lots shall be attended by an employee when in operation; andParking lot attendants shall be trained by the SLMPD; andParking lots shall be secured when not in operation.
The City of St. Louis Building Division will grant waivers to parking lots that have demonstrated they are safe and secure. These waivers will be reviewed periodically.
"Waivers will only be given to specific lots that historically have been safe places to leave a vehicle," said Frank Oswald, Building Commissioner. "My staff will work with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to ensure that we are giving waivers to only those lots without problems."
The SLMPD will coach parking lot attendants on how to spot suspicious activity, and has vowed to be available to quickly respond to parking lot calls for service.