Each year, the City’s law enforcement department responds to approximately 1,200 false alarm calls for service. The goals of the security alarm registration program are to reduce false alarms, reduce response time, maximize police resources by educating the community on ways to prevent false alarms, and encourage alarm users to maintain the operational reliability and proper use of their alarm systems, thereby allowing police officers to be available to respond to legitimate emergency calls for service.
On June 18, 2014, the City adopted Security Alarm System Control Ordinance No. 2014-04, which has the following main provisions:
Registration Required: No alarm user or key holder shall operate, or cause to be operated, an alarm system at its alarm site without a valid alarm registration. A separate alarm registration is required for each alarm site. Registration forms can be obtained at City Hall or from the City’s website at www.cityofwestpark.org.
Registration Term: Alarm registration is valid for one year from the date on the initial registration.
Initial Alarm Registration Fee: The fee for an initial alarm registration is Thirty Dollars ($30.00).
Renewal Alarm Registration Fee: The fee for alarm registration renewal is Twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
Registration payments may be made by check, cashier’s check or money order payable to the “City of West Park”. (No cash accepted).
For more information about the Security Alarm System Registration Program, please call City Hall at 954.989.2688.