Fair Lawn Police
Police response to falsely activated alarms, of any type, (burglar, robbery, panic, fire, medical, etc.) is a violation of Borough Ordinance.
Paraphrased, the alarm ordinance reads:
In case of false alarm, any person having knowledge thereof shall immediately notify the police department....... The chief of police shall cause to be maintained in the police department, a record of such alarms, and shall cause an investigation to be made to determine the cause of said false alarm and the action taken to correct the happening of said alarms. The owner or occupant of the premises wherein such alarm system is located, shall be given a warning notice on the happening of the first and second such false alarm in any calendar year. For third, and subsequent false alarms in any calendar year, or where the investigation of a false alarm reveals negligence, intentional wrongdoing, or general irresponsibility, the chief of police shall cause a summons to issue for violation of the provisions of this section to the owner, occupant, or other person having control over the alarm system or premises containing said alarm system.
Any resident/business issued a summons for an alarm, who intends to plead guilty and pay the fine, should contact the Violations Bureau prior to doing so, to insure that the fine schedule has not changed.
Borough Ordinance requires that every homeowner and business register their alarms with the police department. There is no fee to do this.