Register Your Alarm

The Bellevue Police Department has contracted with the Public Safety Corporation to manage false alarms in Bellevue.

False alarm reduction program changes went into effect on January 1, 2017:

Bellevue’s City Council approved two amendments to the False Alarm Ordinance:

  • One-time Registration Fee:

    The annual renewal fee was removed. Now, Alarm Users only have to pay a one-time registration fee.
  • Definition of Alarm System:

    Unmonitored alarms or any system intended to summon a law enforcement response are now included in the program, not just monitored alarm systems.

    The law does not apply to motor vehicle or boat alarms, fire alarms, an alarm system designed solely to alert the occupants of a building/residence which will not emit a signal either audible or visible from outside the building/ residence, or alarms designed to elicit a medical response.

    In 2014, Bellevue City Council passed the False Alarm Ordinance with the goal of reducing false alarms at residential and commercial properties, allowing police resources to be used more effectively. The ordinance requires alarm registration and includes a civil penalty process for false alarm activations. The

    Public Safety Corporation (PSC) administers registration, billing, notifications, and fine collection associated with the False Alarm Reduction Program (FARP).

    The Bellevue Police Department responded to 971 fewer false alarms in the first year of implementation compared to the previous year, a 22% reduction. With an on-going trend of reduction in numbers of false alarms, the City hopes to see a greater reduction in the coming years!

  • False Alarm Fines - $100 for false burglar alarms and $200 for false panic/ hold up alarms. The first-time monetary fine may be waived if the alarm user passes an on-line alarm education class. Payment of registration fees and false alarm fines is required by Bellevue ordinance. Unpaid accounts may be sent to a collection agency for payment after 120 days.
  • Alarm users are required to update their registration information within 30 days of a change to maintain the effectiveness of the program.
  • The City of Bellevue contracts with Public Safety Corporation (PSC) to administer the registration process, billing, and processing of false alarm violations.

To contact the vendor directly, 

visit https://www.crywolfservices.com/bellevuewa, call 855-694-8280, or email at bellevuewa@publicsafetycorp.com.

Register Your Alarm


Contact

False Alarm Reduction Program

Email

CrimePrevention@bellevue.gov
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