Telford Council Parking Enforcers will have wide ranging powers.
Parking enforcement will be taken from the police and handled in-house from as soon as next year.
The plan is to not set targets, and to have the scheme financially neutral, rather than a money-raising exercise.
T&W Council Cabinet approved employing a team of five in-house Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers instead of an external company. The officers will have a range of powers to deal with environmental crime and anti social behavior, in addition to illegal parking.