Alarm Awareness Classes
Alarm Awareness Class
Alarms are designed to protect lives and property. Properly installed, used, and maintained, alarms are a real asset. Each year false alarms cost all of us millions of dollars and thousands of wasted man hours. In Casa Grande, all residents who operate a security alarm system must have a permit.
The Casa Grande Police Department offers FREE classes to residents interested in learning more about how to properly use their security alarm system to avoid false alarms. All who attend will receive a $50 waiver certificate toward their false alarm cost recovery fees. Waiver certificate expires one year from issue date. One per year allowed. One certificate per address. Non-transferrable. Must have a valid permit at the time of registration. Only one class is required.
To register, contact Alarm Coordinator Sheila Chavez at (520) 421-8711 ext. 6570 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes are held the 1st (5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) and the 3rd (1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, May 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m
All classes are held at the Public Safety Facility located at 373 E. Val Vista Blvd.
Classes are free, space is limited.
Frequently Asked Questions
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR ALARMS
Alarm Permit Renewals
Alarm permit renewals are sent out 30 days prior to the expiration date. If you are unsure when your alarm expires you may contact the alarm coordinator, Sheila Chavez by email or by phone (520) 421-8711 ext. 6570
Download Alarm Permit
Alarm Permit Information
Each alarm user shall obtain an alarm permit from the alarm coordinator for each alarm system within ten days of installation of an alarm system. For alarms installed prior to the effective date of this chapter (June 1, 2008), alarm permits must be obtained from the alarm coordinator's office no later than August 31, 2008. The application for an alarm permit provided by the alarm coordinator must include two alternate parties, along with appropriate contact information, designated to respond in the event of an alarm activation. The application shall include a permit fee as established in the City's Consolidated Fee Schedule currently $10.00. An alarm permit must be available within the premises protected by the alarm, and available for inspection by the police department when responding to an alarm activation. Alarm permits are not transferable from one user to another user, or from one address to another address.
View the entire ordinance online
What is a False Alarm?
A False Alarm is any alarm caused by human error or equipment problems requiring police response, with no evidence of an actual crime having been committed.
Anyone who operates or uses an alarm system within the city shall :
· Obtain a permit within ten days of installation.
· Renew the permit annually, as long as the alarm system is in operation.
· Respond to the scene of the alarm within thirty minutes of alarm activation or have at least two responsible parties who can respond and provide all keys and codes necessary for police to conduct a thorough search of the premises.
An alarm permit application as well as a copy of the City Alarm Ordinance can be obtained on the City of Casa Grande Website which is: www.casagrandeaz.gov
Please familiarize yourself with the alarm user responsibilities as well as your alarm company’s responsibilities. Any questions can be directed to Sheila Chavez, Alarm Coordinator, City of Casa Grande Police Department (520) 421-8711 ext. 6570.
Cost Recovery Fee Schedule:
3-5 $50 each
6-8 $100 each
9-11 $150 each
2-4 $125 each
5+ alarms $225 each