This website is devoted to informing people how to reduce unnecessary police
dispatches with proven methods instead of policies such as "Verified Response"
which are known to be ineffective and even threatening to communities.
alarm policy that requires property owners, hired guards, neighbors or another
eyewitness to go to
the scene of an alarm and verify a legitimate crime or attempted crime has
taken place before
police will respond.
Alternative Definitions Used Across the United States:
1. A reactive,
post-crime burglar alarm response policy or statute that requires independent
confirmation of a crime or attempted crime prior to police agreeing to respond
2. A city policy
that requires property owners to purchase special audio/video equipment to
identify [attempted] criminal activity has occurred before police will respond
to a burglar alarm.
3. A burglar alarm
dispatch policy created to reduce unnecessary police dispatches prior to
the development of modern solutions such as ECV (Enhanced Call Verification) and
CP-01 Equipment Standards.
4. A “broadcast and
file” policy in which police officers have the option of “discretionary
to a burglar alarm. Under this policy, officers respond to alarm at their
convenience, or not at all.
[Origin: 1991; Las Vegas, NV]
Watch the videos below to
see the dangers associated with Verified Response.
Updated November 8, 2010:
Alarm owner says burglar could have been
caught if police had responded (KPSP-TV, Indio, CA).
aired on WFAA-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth on
September 6, 2007 - six days before the city repealed its Verified Response
For a copy of this video, please contact
The Margulies Communications Group
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