Alarm Awareness School

Ironically, a major public safety problem is caused by alarm systems.

According to Scottsdale Police Department, officers responded to 15,544 alarms in 2009, of which 10,325 or 2/3 of the total, were false. These chargeable alarm activation’s require a time commitment by the Police of over 3,786 hours annually.

Since police and fire professionals respond to all calls, these false alarms waste precious tax dollars and divert public safety officers from “real” emergency situations.

The City of Scottsdale wants to work with you to reduce false alarms, which will mean better utilization of tax dollars and better focus of public safety professionals efforts.

Who Should Attend? All alarm users

Why? Receive alarm information and a Certificate of Waiver

Where? 7601 E. McKellips (Scottsdale Police District 1 - Building A - Doors by the flag poles)

When? Second Thursday of the month, 6 p.m. (See list at right)

Cost? Free

To attend any class, please register with Business Services at 480-312-2400.

2018 Class Schedule

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