The False Alarm Reduction program's mission is to cut the amount of false alarm calls in the City of Tampa. A high percentage of alarm calls dispatched are false and this creates an undue burden on patrol officers responding. Officers time management is significantly hindered by these calls as they are not efficiently deployed to prevent crime while responding.
What is a false alarm?
A false alarm is any alarm activation caused by human error or equipment malfunction requiring police response, with no evidence of an actual crime having been committed.
What are the most frequent human errors that cause false alarms?
What are the most frequent equipment malfunctions that cause false alarms?
What can you do to reduce false alarms?
The Alarm User Registration Form (PDF) is used to register your security alarm with the Tampa Police Department. You may complete this form and mail it to:
City of Tampa
For further information about false alarms and ways to prevent them, you can visit the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and False Alarm Reduction Association web sites. For any additional information please call (813) 274-8921.