City of Peoria Press Release
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Peoria City Council Public Safety Subcommittee
City looking at changes to alarm ordinance to save money and improve efficiencies
PEORIA, Ariz. (October 28, 2011) –The Peoria City
Council Subcommittee on Public Safety is requesting public and alarm company
input during their November 7 meeting on an ordinance to change the city’s
current alarm ordinance. The change requested is to add an Enhanced Call
Verification component for all alarm companies that operate within the city of
Peoria. This will require alarm companies to attempt to contact two responsible
individuals prior to requesting a police response. Under the city’s current
ordinance, most alarm companies make only one call, usually to the alarm
premises, before calling the police.
The Subcommittee on Public Safety meeting will be held in the Pine Room at City
Hall on Monday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), between 94% and 98% of
alarm calls nationwide are false alarms. During 2010, Peoria Police Officers
utilized 2,089 hours responding to, and investigating, 4,231 residential and
commercial burglary alarms.
To learn more about the City of Peoria’s Public Safety Subcommittee, its
upcoming agenda topics and meeting times, go to