Township of Mansfield, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield 5-11-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 32.
Police Department — See Ch. 36.

§ 19-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALARM SYSTEM
Equipment or a device or an assembly of equipment and devices designed to signal the presence of an emergency or hazard requiring urgent attention and to which the Police or Fire Department or any other services may be expected to respond.
FALSE ALARM
Any alarm or signal of an alarm system actuated by inadvertence, negligence or intentional or unintentional act of a person other than an intruder, and shall include, as well, an alarm caused by malfunctioning of the alarm device or other relevant equipment, but shall not include alarms caused by a malfunction of the alarm console or police device.
LOCAL ALARM
Any alarm or device which, when actuated, produces a signal not connected to another source, such as store burglar alarms actuating bell devices.

§ 19-2 Violations and penalties.

In the event of a false alarm, any person having knowledge thereof shall immediately notify the Township Police Chief. The Police Chief or the Fire Chief shall cause an investigation to be made and keep a record of all false alarms. False alarms shall result in the following penalties:
A. 
For the first and second alarm in the same twelve-month period, a warning shall be issued.
B. 
For the third and subsequent alarm in the same twelve-month period, each such false alarm shall subject the violator to a minimum fine of $100, maximum of $500.