False Alarm Calls present a serious threat to the effectiveness of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and to the safety of our citizens. These calls are costly and dangerous since they divert Deputies from proactive crime prevention efforts. False Alarm Calls also delay response time to other calls which may be a true emergency.
With an estimated 25% annual increase in alarm systems nationwide, Law Enforcement agencies are overwhelmed with False Alarm calls. This is resulting in stricter ordinances, severe fines and/or no response policies. The Pinal County Alarm System Ordinance will regulate the amount of False Alarm calls the Sheriff’s Office receives, by setting stringent guidelines for alarm users on how to properly operate and utilize their alarm systems. In turn this will improve response time by the Sheriff’s Office and enhance the effectiveness of an alarm system.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors adopted the Alarm System Ordinance to regulate the amount of False Alarms. The ordinance was implemented January 1, 2003. All security alarm users are required to obtain an Alarm Permit, which costs $10. These Permits are renewed annually for $10.00. Check or Money Order only. Permit holders are allowed three free False Alarm Calls and/or one free False Panic Alarm Call in each permit year, after which a $71.00 penalty fee is assessed.
A copy of the Ordinance, Permit Application and Instructions, Renewal Form and general information are all available in our downloads section.
The Alarm Unit is located in the main Administrative Building of the Sheriff Office, located at 971 N Jason Lopez Circle, Bldg C, Florence. If you have any questions or comments regarding the Alarm Permit Program, please contact Alarm Coordinator Lori Schaum at (520) 866-5173.
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