WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

Va. Beach Police to Charge Fee for False-Alarms


Dec. 13, 2013

Police in Virginia Beach plan to start imposing fines on residents who sound alarms for non-emergencies.

Officials say officers respond to about 1,800 calls a year that end up being false alarms.

The new policy begins January 1st. After two false alarms at any location within a year, there will be a $150 fine for residents and $250 fine for commercial alarms. Failing to pay the fees could result in residents being put in a "No Response" category.

The false alarm reduction program began in 2009. Since then, false alarm calls have dropped 32-percent.


The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 235798451