posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 5:11 PM by administrator

Surprize, AZ, Looks to Toughen Alarm Law

Surprise, AZ, will soon add some teeth to its false alarm ordinance.

That much is clear after Police Chief Michael Frazier and Lt. Harold Brady, attorney for the Surprise Police Department, presented parameters for a tougher ordinance during Tuesday’s City Council work session. The next few months will determine what circumstances will trigger a fine for multiple false alarms.

Tuesday, the council approved the basic fee structure. After one or two warnings, the homeowner or business will be fined $150. The next violation will cost $200 and all subsequent false alarms would be $250.