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Cop's Corner with Captain Cupp

Captain David G. Cupp

Captain Cupp is the Traffic Division Commander for the Bartlett Police Department.

Each week Captain Cupp will provide citizens of Bartlett with information useful to Bartlett residents concerning traffic and public safety and little known facts about the Bartlett Police Department.

The Topic this week is: Handicap Parking

This has to be the most abused parking violation we as Police Officers deal with. Our Officers receive calls many times regarding people parking in Handicap Parking Spaces. It’s usually the Handicap People that are calling because they are not allowed to use the designated spaces. You may of think this as petty but be assured if you are that Handicap Person it means a lot to you.

Now what are the restrictions of having a Handicap License Plate or Placard visible on your vehicle? Here is where the confusion arises. The Handicap Person must be in the vehicle and must be the one exiting the vehicle to park there. If the Handicap Person is in the vehicle and does not exit you are not allowed to park there. Just because you have these plates and or placard you can not park at these reserved spaces if you are not that handicapped person. I hope this clears this up but if not call me.

Be Safe and as always if you have questions or concerns contact me. 


Captain David G. Cupp, CFS

Bartlett Police Department

Traffic Division

3730 Appling Road

Bartlett, Tennessee 38133

901-385-5529 x324