The Port Angeles Police Department has a long history of dedicated law enforcement to the community.
The Port Angeles Police Department recognizes its mission to serve in a compassionate, courteous, and professional manner, to promote freedom and peace of mind, pride in our neighborhoods, and the safety for all citizens.
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Frank Dustman - First Chief of Police.
Frank Dustman came to Port Angeles as a U.S. Marshal in 1894 at the age of 18. He was appointed the first chief of police in 1915 and served for 6 months. He later ran for sheriff.
The first City Jail.....
Shown in this 1914 photograph, the jail was located on west First Street. It was built in 1890 at a cost of $500.00. The jail contained a 14'x13' steel "tank" and served as the town's sole means of incarceration until 1915 when it was replaced by the County Jail Building. Photo Source: Bert Kellog.
From the Past.....
March 18, 1892: "....that the Police Justice be allowed an amount of $7.00 per month, in warrant on the General Fund, towards the payment of his office rent."
Port Angeles Police Department in 1938......
Pictured from left to right: T. Hibben, J. Pike, A. Harris, J. Gallagher, Chief R.O. Ide, T. Murray, J. Eldridge, E. Groves and N. Carter.