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Police Dispatch

Read: The Best and Worst Police Response Times of 10 Major U.S. Cities

The Best and Worst Police Response Times of 10 Major U.S. Cities

A new report reveals which major cities have the best and worst police response times, as well as police response times based on the type of crime.

Read: False Alarm Fine Increase Led to Reduction in Dispatches, Memphis Police Say

False Alarm Fine Increase Led to Reduction in Dispatches, Memphis Police Say

The increase in false alarm fines has resulted in a 20% reduction in false alarms since a new ordinance went into effect.

Read: Ohio Municipality Adopts False Alarm Ordinance, Dealers Must Register With City

Ohio Municipality Adopts False Alarm Ordinance, Dealers Must Register With City

Located near Cleveland, the city of Lorain passed legislation that aims to drastically curtail police dispatches to more than 40,000 false alarms each year.

Read: Princeton University an Early Adopter of RapidSOS NG911 System

Princeton University an Early Adopter of RapidSOS NG911 System

The 911 location service will be operational later this year with the rollout of the next generation of Apple’s operating system, iOS 12.

Read: Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revised Yet Again

Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revised Yet Again

The Sandy Springs City Council voted 6-0 to approve amendments to the fee structure and appeal process for false alarms.

Read: Sandy Springs Stiffens Compliance Penalty Against Alarm Companies

Sandy Springs Stiffens Compliance Penalty Against Alarm Companies

Should an alarm company run afoul of the city’s controversial ordinance, its permit will remain suspended for three months after it comes into full compliance.

Read: Alarm Ordinance in Valparaiso, Ind., Establishes Fines, System Registration

Alarm Ordinance in Valparaiso, Ind., Establishes Fines, System Registration

Police say the goal is to serve as a deterrent by giving businesses and homeowners a financial incentive to take whatever steps are necessary to curb the number of false alarms.

Read: SIAC Receives Financial Pledge From Amherst Alarm to Fight Harmful Ordinances

SIAC Receives Financial Pledge From Amherst Alarm to Fight Harmful Ordinances

The donation will be divided between the fund established to fight the Sandy Springs, Ga., ordinance and to promote the SIAC Model Alarm Ordinance.

Read: These Are the Security Companies on Sandy Springs No-Response List

These Are the Security Companies on Sandy Springs No-Response List

More than 35 security companies had their registration with Sandy Springs, Ga., revoked and are currently not able to request police officers to respond to intrusion alarms.

Read: SIAC: Sandy Springs Police Revoke Response to 39 Alarm Companies

SIAC: Sandy Springs Police Revoke Response to 39 Alarm Companies

Sandy Springs, Ga., officials suspended response to the companies after claiming they had outstanding fees under a newly enforced ordinance.

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