Town of Bethel, ME
Oxford County
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A. 
Any person whose system causes the transmission of a nonemergency alarm more than three times in any one calendar year period shall be assessed a cash forfeiture as described in Article III of this chapter for each instance of a nonemergency alarm in excess of three such alarms in any one calendar year.
B. 
Any person who causes or allows the transmission of an E-911 hang-up more then three times in a calendar year as described in the definition of "E-911 hang-up" in § 12-3 of this chapter shall be assessed a cash forfeiture as described in Article III of this chapter.
C. 
Any person who causes or allows the transmission of a nonemergency 911 call more then three times in a calendar year as defined in the definition of "nonemergency 911 call" in § 12-3 of this chapter shall be assessed a cash forfeiture as described in Article III of this chapter.
Any person whose system causes the transmission of two or more nonemergency alarms within a twenty-four-hour period shall, upon request of any police officer, immediately disconnect the system and shall not reconnect it until it has been inspected and repaired by the owner, as defined in § 12-3.
[Amended 6-11-2003]
Upon notification of an alarm message or signal from an alarm system, depending on the type of alarm, the Bethel Police Department, the Bethel Fire Department, or the Bethel Ambulance Department or a combination of the three will be dispatched to the scene to take appropriate action. If the premises in which the alarm system is installed appears secure and there is no evidence to indicate that there is an emergency situation requiring the presence or action of the Bethel Police Department, the Bethel Fire Department, or the Bethel Ambulance Department, the Town's obligation to the owner shall have been discharged upon the completion of one telephone call to the owner, the owner's representative, or the alarm company in charge of the system.