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Sound the Alarm!

4/1/2009

On average, Irvine police officers respond to more than 5,000 false alarm calls each year, diverting valuable law enforcement resources away from other crime prevention activities. In an effort to enhance proper alarm usage and save vital police resources, the City of Irvine Police Department, in partnership with an alarm industry representative, is hosting an Alarm User Awareness Class on Tuesday, April 21 from 9 -10 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.

The one-hour class provides residents and business owners with information on how alarm systems work, what to expect from an alarm company, fees and penalties associated with false alarms, as well as tips to help eliminate false alarms.  Class participants will also receive a $50 to $100 credit given by the City toward future false alarm fees. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Jade Mazzio at (949) 724-6467 or jmazzio@ci.irvine.ca.us.