Buckeye initiates false alarm reduction program

BUCKEYE, AZ - City leaders in Buckeye are taking steps to make sure police officers are available when you need them.

The initiative requires residents and businesses to register their alarms with the city.

Anyone getting more than two false alarm calls will face a fine.

Police say the idea is to make sure officers are available during actual emergencies.

In the last year, Buckeye police say they responded to more than 1,750 false alarms.

"I was one of those three years ago, the alarm went off and I didn't call quick enough and two police men showed up but this isn't going to be a revenue generator for the city, it's basically a public safety initiative," said Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck.

The city's new false alarm reduction program goes into effect January 2, 2014.

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