Violations and Fines

Types of Violations

  • Backed into space
  • Disobeying officer’s signal
  • Disregarding a stop sign
  • Driving a motorcycle with no helmet
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way street
  • Driving without a license
  • Failing to give or using improper signal
  • Failing to yield
  • Improper backing
  • Improper display of decal
  • Improper or insufficient muffler
  • Improper or no lights
  • Improper passing
  • Improper turning
  • No decal
  • Parking in disabled parking area
  • Parking in no parking area
  • Parking in reserved area
  • Parking outside marked line
  • Other parking violations
  • Passenger riding outside vehicle
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Using improper or no tag
  • Violating license restriction

Fines and Appeals

Fines may be paid at the Business Office in Grimsley Hall during normal business hours. Failure to pay fines will result in increased fines, holds on student registration and graduation, and possible towing of the vehicle at the owner’s expense.

The Wallace Community College Traffic Appeals Committee has been established to give students a process by which they may dispute parking tickets issued by the Wallace Police Department. The Appeals Committee will be composed of the Director of Student Life (chair), Student Government Association President, and Phi Theta Kappa President and will convene as needed to hear appeals and make binding rulings.

To appeal a parking ticket, students must complete a parking citation appeal form and return to the Office of Student Life no more than 7 working days after the ticket has been issued. Please keep in mind the following appeals will be automatically denied:

  • Parking on the grass
  • Parking in a staff parking spot
  • Illegally parking in a handicap spot

Following receipt of the citation appeal form, the committee chair will schedule an appeal meeting, in which students will have an opportunity to voice their reasons for the appeal directly to the committee. The committee will then make a binding decision to uphold or deny the appeal. This decision will be conveyed to Wallace’s Chief of Police, with a copy of the decision also being sent the Dean, Business Affairs.

If an appeal is upheld, the committee chair will be required to prepare a narrative explaining the committee’s decision, which will then presented to Administrative Council. The Council may request additional explanation, at which point the committee chair will meet with the Council to defend the committee’s decision.

The College Police Department is provided as a service to the College community and is supervised by the Dean of Business Affairs. Any questions or concerns regarding the College Police should be directed to the Dean of Business Affairs in Grimsley Hall on the Wallace Campus in Dothan.