Law Enforcement personnel respond to thousands of false alarm calls yearly. These unnecessary responses result in an enormous burden in manpower and expense; which in turn reduces the time available to respond to real emergencies.
On June 4, 2015, the New Orleans City Council adopted a new ordinance to reduce false alarm dispatches.
View the full text of the ordinance.
Under the ordinance, the alarm system user will get “four strikes” annually before service is suspended. There is no fine imposed for the first false alarm. Fines start at $75 for the second offense and $150 for the third offense and the fourth offense. A notice of suspension will then be issued by certified mail. The suspension of police response to the alarm user’s address will begin fifteen days after the receipt of the notice of suspension unless a written appeal of the suspension is made to the Superintendent.
All Orleans Parish alarm users are required to register under the law. This includes all private residences and business locations within Orleans Parish. Online registration is now available at www.crywolfservices.com/neworleansla or call 1-855-905-0614 for more information.