The Port Angeles Police Department implemented the Trespass Enforcement Program in an effort to assist business owners and property managers with issues related to loitering and trespassing during non-business hours, or when they're absent from the premises. When an owner has identified a trespassing problem at his or her business or property, the owner or legal representative may request this service. This is a voluntary program. This program does not increase the police patrolling of your property.
Enrollment into the Trespass Enforcement Program requires the Trespass Form to be filled out and submitted to PAPD. Once the form is completed and returned we will contact you for follow up into the program and an overview of how the program works.
To ensure that potential violators have an understanding of the restrictions related to the property, participants in this program will be required to post signs at all reasonable vehicle and pedestrian entry points. These signs will state "No Trespassing/No Loitering. Violators will be prosecuted." The purchase and installation of signage is the responsibility of the property owner or management. Businesses must post signs which cite code/RCW primarily used when business is closed.
Note: This program is intended to cover issues when an owner or manager is not present on the property. Officers will still respond to requests for assistance when an on-site manager or owner reports an incident through dispatch.