Menifee City Council continues discussion on false alarm ordinance proposal

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The Menifee Police Department presented a call to the Menifee City Council to come up with some penalties and registration requirements that would help halt the large number of false business and some residential burglar alarms being responded to by officers in the city. The request was made by Capt. Dave Contreras in his presentation to the council Wednesday, Feb. 17. He said the purpose of the ordinance “was to reduce unnecessary burden to city staff while promoting the most effective reduction of false alarms.” He said that the new police department from the time it opened July 1, 2020, received 1,881 alarm calls in commercial and residential false alarms. The police responded to 1,665 calls and 18 alarm calls were actual incidents. He said that each call the officers respond to
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