Alarm Enforcement Unit
Working with the citizens of Mesa to increase the
effectiveness of their alarm systems.
The Mesa Police Alarm Enforcement Unit enforces the City of
Mesa Alarm Ordinance 6-15.
The ordinance requires alarm permits for all alarm users.
Alarm systems are designed to protect lives and property if they are
installed, used, and maintained properly. When the alarm systems are
not properly used or maintained, the number of calls for police dispatches
increases. As police dispatches increase, the cost in taxpayer dollars
The Mesa Police Alarm Enforcement Unit and Mesa citizens can work together to
reduce the number of false alarm calls and:
- Save thousands of taxpayer's dollars.
- Allow police officers to respond more quickly to actual emergency
Regulatory Information SB1598 and A.R.S. 9-837
Alarm User Tips and Information
Servicing Alarm Systems
Remember to service your alarm
system at least every 12 months to maintain the system in good
working order. If you are going to be away from your property for
any length of time, always test the alarm system at least 2 weeks
prior to make sure that it is functioning properly. Contact your
alarm company for any necessary repairs or maintenance. Provide
your alarm monitoring company with any updated contact name and
telephone information and the date of your return.
Alarm Company Requirements
Information on finding the
license or certificate for your alarm company can be found
Canceling False Alarms
Did you know that your alarm
monitoring company is required to call two (2) telephone numbers
that you have designated prior to contacting the Mesa Police
Department for any burglary alarm call? Two-call verification
should give you an opportunity to cancel any false burglary alarm
The two-call verification does
not apply to a panic or a robbery alarm call. A robbery or panic
alarm call cannot be cancelled and officers must respond.