The Mesa Police Department is seeking to amend the city's false alarm ordinance to recover the costs from responding to more than 11,000 false alarms each year.
November 27, 2011
Albemarle County police reported that of the 6,100 alarm calls they responded to in the past three years, only 100 were real emergencies.
November 02, 2011
After police responded to roughly 2,300 false alarms in 2010, the Danville Town Council is reviewing proposals on charging for false alarms.
August 09, 2011
A new ordinance in Lincoln, Ill. will regulate fees and authorize new fines to help reduce false fire alarm calls and generate compensation for the Lincoln Fire Department's costs of various runs due to false alarms.
August 03, 2011
The Fairhope (Ala.) City Council approved an alarm ordinance, which increases fines for false alarms and requires businesses and residents to register their systems.
July 26, 2011
As this city's police department continues to respond to a large number of false alarms, the Bakersfield City Council unanimously approved the first reading for a false alarm ordinance.
July 13, 2011
Following unanimous approval by the Prescott City Council in May, police officers will begin enforcing a new alarm law today that charges alarm users for the third false dispatch in a 12-month period.
June 29, 2011
With this city's police department reporting it responds to about 3,000 false alarms each year, the city council unanimously approved a new alarm ordinance ...
May 18, 2011
In an effort to recoup an estimated $200,000 in annual costs related to false dispatches, the Roseville (Pa.) City Council voted unanimously to amend the city's alarm ordinance to allow for increased fines and permit fees ...
May 10, 2011
Following a months-long effort by a task force charged with rewriting this city's alarm ordinance, installing security contractors and city leaders are hailing sweeping changes made to the provision ...
By Rodney Bosch · May 03, 2011