[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Dumont as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I False Alarms
[Adopted by Ord. No. 990 (Ch. 2A of the 1970 Revised Ordinances)]
The following terms used in this article shall be defined as follows:
- ANY CONTACT
- Includes, but is not limited to, prerecorded requests or systems telephonically transmitted to the Police Department, requests for assistance made by alarm services, mechanical requests for assistance generated to the police desk and contacts from citizens claiming an alarm to be sounding.
- FALSE ALARM
- Any contact with the Borough Police or Fire Department generated by a mechanical device or alarm service requiring the response of any emergency unit to a location where no need for an emergency service is found.
- The owner or lessor of the alarm device generating said false alarm.
The Chief of Police shall maintain a record of all false alarms within the Borough, denoting the date, time and location of said alarm.
In the event of a false alarm, the Mayor and Council prescribe the following penalties to be paid by violators of said article:
For the first and second false alarm in any given twelve-month period, a warning shall be issued to the violator.
Excluded from this article are alarm devices owned, leased or maintained by the Borough of Dumont.