NYPD placards were displayed in cars parked too close to fire hydrants and next to expired meters on Wednesday near the Police Academy
A high-ranking police official warned supervisors not to park their personal vehicles in unauthorized spots near the Police Academy, threatening to revoke their NYPD placards if the abuse continues.
Deputy Commissioner of Training Wilbur Chapman read his staff the riot act on Tuesday, police sources said.
It was just the latest parking drama near the Police Academy, on E. 20th St. in Gramercy Park.
The Daily News reported last week that signs between Second and Third Aves. were altered, granting parking permission to "Police Academy vehicles."
The bogus signs were affixed to legitimate ones. They have since been removed.
Police officials still won't say whether they have identified the culprit or whether that person would face departmental charges.
Meanwhile, the struggle to park in the neighborhood continued Wednesday.
Five metered parking spots limited to an hour were all occupied by unmarked police vehicles.
NYPD placards could be seen through the windshields Wednesday afternoon. And the meters were expired.
Other police vehicles were parked near fire hydrants.
"They take those big orange cones and just bock off spaces for themselves," said Barbara Feinman, a hat maker who lives on the block.
"It bugs me. I don't know what they're allowed to do and what they're not, because apparently police are allowed to do anything."
Academy brass share an underground parking garage on E.20th St. with cops from the 13th Precinct.
Lieutenants and sergeants get angled parking spots outside the Police Academy.
Officers and late arrivals have to fend for themselves and park on the street.
The NYPD is building a police academy in College Point, Brooklyn, but it won't be completed for at least two years.
It will have 3,000 parking spaces.