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The Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) Alarm Enforcement Office addresses all County false-alarm issues, including any alarm signal that elicits an ACPD response when no evidence exists of criminal activity to justify a police response (excluding cancelled police responses by the alarm user prior to police arrival). Factors like human error or equipment malfunction may cause a false alarm.
The False Alarm Unit:
To reduce false alarms, the law requires your alarm company to take certain proactive measures:
Every alarm user gets two “free” false alarms per 12-month period, which starts with the registration date or first false alarm. If a third false alarm occurs during this calculated period:
On the eighth false alarm, the alarm user must have the alarm upgraded to meet current Arlington County installation standards. You will be considered in violation of the alarm ordinance(PDF, 123KB) if you fail to:
Payments can be made by credit or debit, or by sending a check or money order to the address listed above.
Note: These fees apply only if dispatched police arrive on-site to a location with a false alarm activation.
False Alarm Enforcement Office
Renew Your Alarm
Pay a False Alarm Invoice