9.17.18 – NewsOK.com
Police to address false alarms
The police department will negotiate a contract with a software company, Superion, to handle alarm permits and collections for excessive false alarms. An investigation last year by The Oklahoman found that unpaid fines exceeded $1 million and police had spent $1.2 million over the previous two years responding to false alarms. City Manager Jim Couch said in a memo that “responding to false alarms … is not the best use of 911 and police services.” Around 96 percent of alarm calls, or more than 50,000 per year, turn out to be false.