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Public Safety Updates

DateStateCityHeadline
09.15.18 OHLisbonTownship left with the bills for jail's false alarms
9.15.18 - Morning Journal News - For years, inmates have regularly broken sprinkler heads or pulled fire alarms, and each time the fire department sends firefighters and a truck, which can cost ...
09.14.18MAPittsfieldNorthport looking at increase in fees for responding to false alarms
9.11.18 – Newsday - Faulty alarm systems could soon cost Northport residents and business owners more money, significantly more money if there are repeated false alarms in a ...
09.13.18NYNorthportNY village may increase false alarm fees
9.13.18 - SecurityInfoWatch - Faulty alarm systems could soon cost Northport residents and business owners more money, significantly more money if there are repeated false alarms in a ...
09.13.18ONTorontoNew burglar alarm policy raises concerns for some Toronto residents
9.13.18 - CTV News - Police in Canada's most populous city have changed how they respond to burglar alarms in an attempt to use officers' time more efficiently, but the new policy ...
09.11.18NYNorthportSuffolk County Town Ready To Hit Residents With Huge Fees For ...
9.11.18 - CBS New York - Northport, NY - Get ready to fork over big time fees in one Long Island village. Officials are fed up with faulty alarm systems in homes and ...
09.11.18NYNorthportNorthport looking at increase in fees for responding to false alarms
9.11.18 – Newsday - Faulty alarm systems could soon cost Northport residents and business owners more money, significantly more money if there are repeated false alarms in a ...
09.11.18SCGreenvilleGreenville looks to strengthen false-alarm ordinance
9.11.18 - Greenville Journal - The Greenville Police Department responded to nearly 3,400 alarms during the first eight months of 2018, according to department officials. Because the police ...
09.10.18ONTorontoToronto police will no longer respond to burglar alarms without proof ...
9.10.18 - Toronto Star - Toronto police say they will no longer respond to burglar alarms unless evidence of criminal activity is provided, citing an internal review that showed about 97 ...
09.10.18CAAlamedaAlameda to charge for false fire alarms
East Bay Times - Alameda - False fire alarms take up time for firefighters who respond, and soon will literally cost money for those who may be responsible for the alarms.
09.07.18SKReginaNew proposed fire bylaw changes include false alarm, inspection fees
9.7.18 - Regina Leader-Post - Proposal: Fees for responding to false alarms due to a malfunctioning alarm or security systems mistakenly routed to RFPS. A warning letter will be issued after ...
09.05.18LALafayetteLPD wants to remind residents, businesses about alarm ordinance
9.5.18 - KATC Lafayette News - Lafayette City Police want to remind residents and business owners in the city of the city's alarm ordinance. The ordinance has been in effect since the 1990s, ...
08.30.18GABrookhavenBrookhaven pauses enforcing false alarm ordinance targeting security ...
8.30.18 - Reporter Newspapers- Alarm companies got a stay on being required to pay fines on false alarms in Brookhaven after the City Council decided to hold off enforcement of its new false ...
08.28.18CTMeridenCouncilors back new fee plan for fire department services in Meriden
8.28.18 - Meriden Record-Journal - Morgan said the department recently found an ordinance in the City Charter allowing fees following the fourth false alarm, an ordinance the department has ...
08.27.18TNMemphisFalse Alarm Fine Increase Led to Reduction in Dispatches, Memphis ...
8.27.18 - Security Sales & Integration - Memphis, TN - City officials here are crediting an increase in false alarm fines with a reduction in police dispatches to nuisance alarms. According to city ...
08.24.18ABAlbertaAB: If the alarm rings: RCMP may not answer
8.24.18 - Edson Leader - New Alberta RCMP policy says if a security alarm is only triggered once, they won't ... According to a press release, the RCMP say most alarms that are only ...
08.24.18TNMemphisTN: Higher fines lead to fewer false alarm calls
8.24.18 - WMC Action News 5 - City of Memphis said a crackdown on false alarms is keeping more police on the streets instead of checking out bogus calls.
08.17.18ABAlbertaAB: Alberta RCMP Revises False Alarm Dispatch Plan
8.17.18 - HighRiverOnline.com - As of July 13, the RCMP will no longer be responding to property alarms that are only triggered once, instead choosing to verify the status of the building with the ...
08.16.18WARentonWA: Renton police consider $250 fines for false alarms
8.16.18 - KIRO Seattle - Renton, Wash. - Renton police say they're wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money by responding to false alarms. KIRO 7 Reporter ...
08.14.18ABAlbertaAB: Alberta RCMP change alarm response policy to free up resources
8.14.18 - CBC.ca - RCMP in Alberta are no longer responding to alarms that are triggered just once, saying the practice has not been a good use of resources. "With one-hit alarms, ...
08.09.18BCPentictonPolice call BC pharmacy's use of panic button 'unnecessary'
8.9.18 -North Delta Reporter - When should a panic alarm be used to notify police? Pharmacist Joelle Mbamy and RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager have differing opinions on the matter, following ...
08.02.18GAMiltonGA: Milton moves to update city alarm ordinance
8.2.18 - Atlanta Journal Constitution - The Milton City Council has had a first reading of an updated alarm ordinance that revises fines for false alarms and details how security monitoring companies ...
08.02.18OHLorainOH: Ohio Municipality Adopts False Alarm Ordinance, Dealers Must ...
8.2.18 - Security Sales & Integration - Lorain, Ohio - The City Council here has unanimously passed an alarm ordinance aimed at cutting down on false alarms from security systems in homes and ...
08.01.18INRipleyIN: Ripley Co. Commissioners Pass False Alarm Ordinance
8.1.18 - Eagle 99.3 FM WSCH - The Ripley County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that county commissioners have passed an ordinance regarding false alarm calls for both residences ...
07.31.18ABAlbertaRCMP false alarm policy changed
7.31.18 - Sherwood Park News - In 2017, Alberta RCMP received close to 15,500 false alarm calls that were equal to almost 8,000 “human resources hours that could have been dedicated to ...
07.31.18OHLorainMI: Lorain Council votes unanimously to approve rezoning to lure VA back
7.31.18 - Chronicle Telegram - Colon said the percentage of times the call is actually a false alarm as opposed to a real one is probably closer to 90 percent because if an officer adds ...
07.25.18NVRenoPhone Scam Involving The “City Alarm Program” Making The Rounds
7.25.18 - KKOH -Police say the scam works like this: A resident gets a call from someone claiming to be with the “City Alarm Program,” and told there is a fine owed at the ...
07.24.18LAMauriceVillage of Maurice to decide on false fire alarm ordinance
7.24.18 - KLFY - Maurice Fire Chief Matthew Trahan says, "If I'm not mistaken in the year of 2017, there were close to 600 false alarms. This is a very high cost to operations as ...
07.22.18NSHalifaxHalifax takes $690K in new false-alarm fee, but doesn't silence the bells
7.22.18 - CBC.ca - New fines for false-alarm emergency calls have brought in $690,000 to the Halifax Regional Municipality in less than a year, but haven't reduced the
07.20.18 ILRockfordRockford Fire responded to over 160 false alarm calls in June alone
7.20.18 - MyStateline.com - First responders precious time is often tied up with false alarms. Just in June, the department responded to 164 calls that turned out to be false alarms -- that's the ...
07.20.18 FLOrlandoOrlando poised to require smoke alarms in rental homes after spate of ...
7.20.18 - Orlando Sentinel - On Monday, the Orlando City Council will vote to make property maintenance codes stricter for landlords, including a requirement that smoke alarms must be in ...
07.18.18NYSuffolkNY: Suffolk Legislature July 17 Meeting Agenda: Funding for Public Safety ...
7.18.18 - LongIsland.com - ... Improving the Alarm System Permitting Law to allow County residents who have failed to register their alarm to have the first time false alarm fee waived; …
07.17.18VTBellows FallsExcessive police calls prompt ordinance review
7.17.18 - Brattleboro Reformer - The Bellows Falls village ordinance committee will try to tackle that issue in the ... if they hear water running, or if they hear an alarm going off, the chief said.
07.13.18NYLong IslandFine surprises homeowner after outage sets off unregistered burglar ...
07.11.18SCHorry Countyhttps://www.wbtw.com/news/grand-strand/horry-county-plagued-by-false-alarms-new-position-aims-to-cut-down-on-problem/1296799170
07.11.18CAMercedMerced police say 90 percent of these calls are 'false alarms.' Police ...
07.03.18CAMercedCA: Central California City Implements False Alarm Reduction Program
07.02.18GAFort MadisonCarbon Monoxide Alarm law now in effect
06.29.18TXAbileneCity of Abilene Alarm System Policy
06.20.18GASandy SpringsSandy Springs alters alarm law again, requiring video, audio evidence
06.19.18GASandy SpringsSandy Springs revises false alarm ordinance
06.19.18CAChicoCity moves ahead with false fire alarm fees
06.15.18CASeal BeachCouncil approves new fee increases for city services
06.06.18FLTampa BayAudit: Within 3 years, 93 percent of intrusion alarms in Tampa were false
06.06.18VTRutlandCity landlords challenge fire alarm fees
05.30.18TXPflugervillePflugerville ISD will remove fire alarm levers following Parkland shooting