Dear City of Garden Grove Business and Property Owners:
In order to better protect your business or property from unlawful trespassers, the Garden Grove Police Department has implemented a Trespass Arrest Authorization Program as part of a collaborative partnership between Property Owners and the Police Department. By completing the attached Trespass Arrest Authorization Form, owners, managers, or tenants of a property authorize Garden Grove police officers to arrest and remove any person present on their property without lawful business. In order to participate in the Program, your property must adhere to the following guidelines:
In addition to these requirements, you may also be required to appear in court as a witness if a person is arrested on your property for trespassing.
This Arrest Authorization Form in no way absolves you of your responsibility to maintain your property including regularly monitoring the property and addressing conditions responsible for creating crime and blight including trash, debris, overgrown/unmaintained vegetation, graffiti, and contacting the Police Department regarding subjects trespassing on the Property. Failure to promptly address these conditions, regardless of who created them, may subject you to enforcement action including citations of up to $1,000.00 dollars per day.
The Police Department is committed to partnering with you to protect your property and/or business to allow you to continue to thrive in the City of Garden Grove. To participate in the Trespass Arrest Authorization Program, please complete the attached Authorization Form. You may return it to the Garden Grove Police Department by e-mail, mail, or in person. If you have any questions regarding the Trespass Arrest Authorization Program, please contact the Garden Grove Police Department.
Thank you for your cooperation.