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BPD Business Trespass Program

Thank you for your interest in the Bradenton Police Department's Business Trespass Program.

In an effort to make our community a safer place in which to live, work and visit, the Bradenton Police Department has created the Business Trespass Program. Participants in the program authorize all Bradenton Police Officers to enforce Florida Statutes for Trespass on their property when the Owner/Agent is not present.

The Business Trespass Program is designed to provide business/commercial owners, certain private property owners, and the Bradenton Police Department with a tool to help identify and reduce the opportunities of criminal activity occurring on a program participant's property such as burglary, vandalism, and trespassing. This program allows duly authorized law enforcement officers to act as authorized agents of the business or property owner. The success of this program depends on strong participation by business owners, commercial property owners, and authorized private property owners in the community. The following information and instructions are provided for those interested in participating in the Business Trespass Program.

There are three key benefits becoming a program participant:

  1. You will no longer be required to come out to your property after hours to issue trespass warnings in the presence of an officer.
  2. Your registered property will be less prone to loitering, disorderly conduct, or other unlawful activity.
  3. Your registered property will project a more positive public image.

Please complete the enclosed forms to start the process to become a member of the Business Trespass Program.  The forms and a copy of a survey/property plot will need to be scanned and emailed to

Thank you for your support of our efforts to keep the City of Bradenton safe and prosperous. We look forward to continuing the productive relationship we have experienced in the past. If our Department can be of any assistance to you, please feel free to contact us at (941) 932-9300.