Police address chronic trespassers
The agreements give police permission to act on behalf of a manager or owner in a trespass situation, even if the responsible party is not present and cannot be reached. If an officer observes someone on private property when the business is closed, or is alerted to an incident by someone other than the manager or owner during operating hours, he can address the problem on the spot providing an agreement is in place.
This will allow officers to help businesses protect their interests without having to locate and perhaps awaken a responsible party. “We want to be pro-active and collaborative with our business partners,” said Chief Ron Noble.
The agreements will need to be renewed annually and will automatically expire each Dec. 31. Renewal letters will be sent to businesses prior to expiration.
The agreements may be revoked by returning renewal notices with a “cancel” notation or by notifying police in writing. In the event ownership or management status changes, the department requests notification.
For more information, contact the department at 503-434-7307 or visit www.macpd.org.