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Security Systems: False Alarm Notice

Due to the increasing number of security alarm calls, the Shelby County Sheriffs Office (SCSO) is requesting property owners register any security systems installed and existing in the county (outside the Center City Limits).  Forms to register the systems are available at the SCSO.  An initial registration  fee of $30 is required to register new systems or any existing systems.  Property owners will not incur any additional charges unless the SCSO responds to more than three false alarms in a calendar year.  After three false calls, a fee of $30 will be charged per incident.
Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell suggests property owners have their alarms adjusted to prevent alarms from being set off falsely.  Blackwell said deputies respond to numerous false alarm calls per night and with no more than two deputies on duty per shift, it is difficult to cover the false calls which average more than 200 per month.
This change will not affect Life Alert systems or similar systems used by the ill or elderly citizens in the county.  For more information contact the SCSO at (936) 598-5601.


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