What Do Police Say About
"Verified Response" and the Alarm Industry?
Association of Chiefs of Police position paper on "Verified Response"
The IACP says that "Verified Response" should be "cautiously
approached after weighing a number of factors." Instead, the
country's law enforcement leaders promote alternative methods to reduce
Battles False Alarms" - National Academy Associate, July/August 2006,
Volume 8, Number 4 (The magazine of the FBI National Academy Associates)
Marietta, Georgia Police
Michigan Police Department
(October 5, 2006) In a speech given to the Burglar and Fire Alarm
Association of Michigan, the Detroit Police Chief recognizes the need to
better manage alarms. Because alarm response is of vital importance,
she announces the development of an alarm management committee and thanks
the alarm industry for its help in developing a solution for her city.
Littleton, Colorado Police Department
(March 13, 2007) – In this presentation to the Littleton, CO, city council,
police sought to amend their alarm policy while still maintaining what they
consider a fundamental obligation of their department: alarm response.
LPD launched a careful analysis of their options, and concluded a cost
recovery model and/or use of a third party administrator would be to their