4,000 False Alarms Prompt Proposed Ordinance in Camarillo, Calif.

CAMARILLO, Calif.—In an effort to reduce the more than 4,000 false alarm calls Camarillo received 1 year ago, police are promoting a new false alarm proposal that city officials hope will decrease the number significantly. The greatest offenders are two local schools that each had approximately 70 false alarms. Both residential and business alarm owners would be required to obtain a permit and would be granted two false alarms on an annual basis without penalty under the proposed language. After the second false alarm, a graduated fee structure would take effect, making the third offense worth $75, the fourth $100 and all additional false alarms $150 each. City officials are also considering a false alarm school for frequent offenders who wish to avoid the high costs of fines. Camarillo’s proposed language will go before the city council in the near future.

Source: False Alarm Network (FAN)

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