Verified Response Proposal in L.A. Continues; Meeting Postponed

LOS ANGELES—The potential adoption of a verified response policy in Los Angeles continues to be undetermined. The slated June Los Angeles Police Commission hearing was postponed because a presentation on the matter had not been completed yet, Lessing Gold of law firm Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp told attendees at a Greater Los Angeles Security Alarm Association (GLASAA) meeting.

In April, the commission had approved a proposal to mandate alarm companies, under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Police Department, to have their own armed guards respond to burglar alarms and verify if the alarm is false or legitimate.

At press time, another hearing was scheduled to take place.

Lessing said the association does not want to antagonize the police commission but address GLASAA’s desire to be a part of the process. “The association has always taken the position of, ‘We don’t want to fight with you folks. We want to work with you’,” Gold said. “This will be the thrust of the position we put forth.”

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