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Alarm Ordinance - Revised November 5, 2008
The purpose of this ordinance is to establish reasonable expectations of alarm users and to ensure that alarm users are held responsible for their use of alarm systems...
Request for Support on Alarm Response Measure
With the additional workload created by the events since 9/11 and in support of Homeland Security and Community Oriented Policing law enforcement resources continue to be in high demand. Alarm systems provide a significant benefit to consumers and law enforcement in deterring and detecting criminal activity. With the increased workload that law enforcement experiences, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association’s (MCPA) Alarm Management Committee developed a Model Alarm Ordinance based on the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s (NBFAA) Ordinance, as posted on the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) website...
Press Release - Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association Adopts Two Key Alarm Reduction Provisions
August 25, 2008
The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association(MCPA) Board of Directors unanimously approved resolutions adopting Enhanced Call Verification and a Model Alarm Ordinance for use by Minnesota’s Chiefs of Police. MCPA is one of the first State Association of Chiefs of Police in the nation to adopt such resolutions to help manage alarms and reduce requests for dispatches...
Alarm Management Training Seminar
This seminar will include an overview of successful and sustained alarm reduction initiatives and programs, the Model Ordinance (endorsed by IACP, MN Chiefs and MNESTA) and suggestions on using MN Chiefs Alarm Committee as a resource in designing and/or revising your alarm ordinance and alarm reduction program. POST Certified—2 hours...
- Minnesota Model Alarm
- MCPA & MNESTA
Presidents' Letter Ordinance
and ECV (pdf)
- MCPA Press Release - Alarm
Ordinance & ECV (pdf)
- Alarm Management
Form Chaska (pdf)
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