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Agency Name Frederick Police Department
Street Address 100 W Patrick St
Zip Code 21701
Contact Name False Alarm Reduction Unit
Dispatch Number 3016002100
What is Included in Your Program Burglar Alarms – Professionally Installed & Monitored, Burglar Alarms – Do it Yourself & Professionally Monitored, Burglar Alarms – Self Monitored, Burglar Alarms Audible Only, Holdup or Panic Alarms
User Permit/Registration Required
User Permit/Registration Term Annual
User Permit /Registration Required to Request Dispatch Yes fine User if no Registration/Permit
Who is Responsible To get the User Permit/Registration? Alarm User
Initial User Permit/Registration Fee 0
Renewal User Permit/Registration Fee 0
Ways to Do User Permit/Registration Online, Email, Fax, Mail, In Person
Installing Alarm Company Permit/Registration Not Required
Installing Alarm Company Permit/Registration Term
Initial Installing Alarm Company Permit/Registration Fee
Renewal Installing Alarm Company Permit/Registration Fee
Monitoring Alarm Company Permit/Registration Not Required
Monitoring Alarm Company Permit/Registration Term
Initial Monitoring Alarm Company Permit/Registration Fee
Renewal Monitoring Alarm Company Permit/Registration Fee
Ways to Do Alarm Company Registration
Description Of User Fines & Penalties
Registration Penalties: Warning letter sent after first false alarm. Registration fine of $100 (per incident) after initial warning letter to alarm user/operator.
False Alarm Penalties: Two free false alarms per calendar year (January 1st thru December 31st.) Fines for residential properties begin with the third false alarm.
Description of Alarm Co Fines & Penalties
Fines start with $25 and increment by $25 with each offense thereafter. Fines for commercial properties begin with the third false alarm. Fines start with $50 and increment by $50 with each offense thereafter. Department recommends alarm system inspections after the third false alarm by a licensed alarm technician. Department recommends alarm system inspection and/or upgrade after the sixth false alarm. The Department also encourages and promotes communication between the alarm user and alarm/monitoring company any time an alarm user experiences a false alarm.
Cancellations are accepted. If any officer arrives on scene after cancellation notice is received, assessments for false alarms if applicable, will be applied.
Options To Pay Fines Mail, In Person
Encourage ECV, not required. This is where the alarm/monitoring company attempts two calls prior to dispatch.
Description and Comments
The false alarm reduction unit actively works with our partners within the False Alarm Reduction Association and Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association. False alarm education and prevention are great tools to reduce false alarms. Proper design, proper installation, proper maintenance and responsible alarm use are all great tools in assisting the Department with false alarm reduction. All alarm technicians & alarm companies that operate in the City of Frederick, must be properly licensed through the Maryland State Police.