Decreased False Alarm Figures Prompt Lakeland, Fla., to Curtail Fines
LAKELAND, Fla.—The Bartow City Commission has passed a bylaw with input from the local police department. The bylaw features several revisions that include increasing the grace period of fining for false alarms from two offenses to three, reducing the maximum fine from $500 to $250, and a no-response policy after the 12th false alarm. Also, if malfunctioning equipment is repaired and there are no further false alarms within a 30-day period, all fines will be dismissed. Since the initial ordinance, Lakeland has seen a decrease in false alarms from 2,000 incidents annually to 736 false alarms in 1999.
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