The Police Department is reminding all registered alarm users to re-register by July 1. The alarm use fee is $20.

Registering and maintaining home alarm systems is both a personal and public safety issue, according to Chief Richard Doyle. Police must respond to alarms, some of which frequently malfunction and create a nuisance. Fines are levied after three false alarms.

“When officers are called for a false alarm, it’s more than a nuisance; they may be needed for an emergency somewhere else,” said Doyle. He emphasizes that registering and properly maintaining alarm systems helps protect the entire community.

Additional information about codes and laws related to home alarm systems can be found at

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