Safety of our families and the community is crucial to a successful 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.
911 Procedures Call 911 should you have an emergency, or call 417-4660 for general information.
You should call 9-1-1 anytime there is an actual emergency. If you are unsure, call 9-1-1 and the dispatcher will make the final determination.
Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report electricity or other untilities are off, to ask for phone numbers for other governmental services, to learn general information or to report a highly visible event like an earthquake if you do not require immediate help.
If the 9-1-1 system receives multiple calls at the same time, these calls will be handled on a priority basis with the most serious emergencies handled first. Please be patient if your call is put on hold. DO NOT HANG UP!
ANIMAL CONTROL The position of Animal Control Officer was not filled because of budget restrictions. The majority of duties involved the catching/trapping and transportation of animals are being turned over to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.
Clallam County Humane Society
2105 West Highway 101
Port Angeles, WA 98363
Adoption and Redemption Line: 360-452-5226
Patrol officers will continue to respond to those annoying late night barking dog complaints and reports of vicious dogs.
All cats and dogs over the age of 6 months within city limits must be licensed. Licenses can be purchased at the front counter of City Hall during regular business hours, or at the Clallam County Humane Society. Proof of rabies vaccination is required for licensing.
Alarm Systems - Business & Residential
All business and residential emergency alarm and alarm systems must be on record with the Port Angeles Police Department. This record provides first-responders (Police, Fire, Medical) with the information that is necessary for proper response and investigation subsequent to an alarm activation.
Please refer to Chapter 9.5 of the Port Angeles Municipal Code for details and for information regarding fees, corrective actions, disconnections and other necessary requirements.
Forms for Business and Residential Alarms are available below.
Residential Alarm System Business Alarm System
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For more information or assistance, contact Adminstrative Sergeant Ed Schilke at email@example.com
Volunteers The Volunteer program has become a key provider of auxiliary police services offered to the citizens of Port Angeles. The program began in 1997 with a small group of citizens performing only limited services. In 1998, under the supervision of Gale Turton, the program gained momentum and now provides full-fledged "community policing" services to the citizens of Port Angeles.
Since 1998 our volunteers have contributed over 15,000 hours providing a wide variety of services. Police volunteers services include: clerical work, vacation house checks, home security surveys, special parking enforcement, Radar Speed Watch, public safety presentations, crime victim assistance and distribution of public notices.
When "on the job," our volunteers wear a uniform unique to their membership. They are equipped with a Volunteer patrol vehicle, cellular phones, and a police radio. Several local businesses and student programs at the Port Angeles High School contributed to supply the volunteers with a portable radar utility trailer used to conduct Radar Speed Watches in local problem areas.