“Cry Wolf,” New False Alarm Information | Community
Last year the West Sacramento Police Department responded to 3,183 false alarm calls. The cost of responding to those false alarm calls was over $150,000 in officer time and resources. In an effort to reduce false alarms and allow police resources to be allocated more effectively, ordinance 12-8 was adopted which amended chapter 8.11 of the municipal code relating to alarms.
The new ordinance mandates an annual alarm permit renewal and revises the fees/fines associated with false alarms. There is no fee for registering your alarm. NOTE: Existing alarm users are required to re-register their alarm into the new system. Registering your alarm automatically grants you an approved permit unless you are notified of issues affecting your approval status.