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NCJ Number: 185980 Find in a Library
Title: Model States Report: A Cooperative Effort by IACP-PSLC/SACOP and the Alarm Industry
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Project Director: Stan Martin
Date Published: July 1999
Page Count: 175
Sponsoring Agency: Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation
Bethesda, MD 20814
International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation
7101 Wisconsin Avenue., Suite 901
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States of America
Publisher: http://www.airef.org 
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes a cooperative public/private effort to reduce false dispatches and details strategies that were successful.
Abstract: The Model States False Dispatch Reduction Program demonstrated that the public and private sectors can work together to effectively reduce dispatches. Four States were selected by law enforcement to participate: California, Florida, Illinois, and Washington. Most participating agencies did very well, primarily because the Chief or Sheriff made it clear to all that this project was important and a high priority for their department. Some "Best Practices" proved effective regardless of jurisdiction size: agency accepting cancellations; strict enforcement of alarm ordinance; requiring registration/alarm permits; fines--escalating and meaningful; restricting response to chronic abusers; requiring attempted verification by dealer; notification to user of all dispatches; and alarm user training classes. The report concludes that reducing false dispatches is an ongoing effort. There can be no let-up in ordinance enforcement and alarm dealers must take a proactive approach to targeting their worst customers. Continued end-user training and education by all parties is essential. Tables
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; False alarms; Private sector-government cooperation; Science and Technology; Security; Security codes and ordinances; Security systems; Specifications; Standards
Note: Includes Model States Final Report and CARE 2000, IALEP, Winter Conference 2000
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