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A civil enforcement officer is a person employed to enforce parking and traffic restrictions in England & Wales. In England, they are employed by county councils, London Borough Councils, metropolitan district councils or Transport for London, and in Wales by county (borough) councils - or private companies contracted by any of the above. Until the passage of the Traffic Management Act 2004, they were known as "Parking Attendants" or "Traffic Wardens".

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Civil enforcement officers may only exercise their functions when wearing a uniform authorised by the Secretary of State.[1] They may issue Penalty Charge Notices for numerous offences, and can inspect blue badges.[2] They may immobilise vehicles[3]. Penalty charge notices are not criminal proceedings, and failure to pay will result in certificated bailiffs serving warrants of execution.[4] Although more rare, Civil Enforcement Officers employed by some councils double as neighbourhood wardens. These CEOs issue fixed penalties for anti-social behaviour, environmental crime and locally enacted ordinances, such as noise violations, in addition to issuing tickets for traffic violations.

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