Menifee City Council in heated debate on proposed mandatory burglar alarm registration

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Captain David Gutierrez with the Menifee Police Department takes questions following a presentation during the July 7 Menifee City Council Meeting regarding a proposed alarm ordinance. Valley News/Courtesy photo
A very heated discussion on the rise of non-emergency burglar alarms and mandatory burglar alarm registration in the July 7 Menifee City Council Meeting sent a proposed alarm ordinance back to the police department for a more original plan without mandatory requirements. Menifee Police Capt. David Gutierrez presented a second revised proposal on ways to reduce false burglar alarms (2,583 responded to in 11 months) that suggested businesses and homeowners be required to register their burglar alarms with the department at no cost. He said the proposed ordinance should cut down the response time of officers going to real life or property crime in the city. Councilmember Bob Karwin, after hearing the new police false alarm policy would require mandatory police registration by homeowners
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