Safer Parking Scheme

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The Safer Parking Scheme is managed by the BPA on behalf of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives Ltd, a subsidiary of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).  The Safer Parking Scheme, established in 2004, is a UK-wide initiative aimed at reducing crime and the fear of crime in parking facilities.

Guidelines & Resources  -  Area Managers  -  How to Join
Safer Parking Enquiries  -  About the Safer Parking Scheme

Watch our behind-the-scenes video to learn more about Park Mark and what it means to car park owners and operators, what a police assessor looks for, how car parks are designed and constructed to meet safer parking criteria and views from members of the public.

A Park Mark is awarded to parking facilities that have met the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the Police. These requirements mean the parking operator has put in place measures that help to deter criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, thereby doing everything they can to prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime in their parking facility.

For customers, using a Park Mark, Safer Parking facility means that the area has been vetted by the Police and has measures in place to create a safe environment.

  • Quality management
  • Appropriate lighting
  • Effective surveillance
  • Clean environment

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Please note this level of membership does not allow use of the Park Mark logo. Only Accredited car parks that have passed the assessment are permitted to use this logo which is a registered trademark.

The scheme is supported by the Home Office, Government and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Read more about the scheme's Partners and Supporters.

Member of the public? To search for your nearest Park Mark accredited car park visit

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