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False Alarms
The Problem With False Alarms
The Shreveport Police Department responds to thousands of alarm calls every year. The majority of these alarms are false and waste police resources. In 2004, it cost over a half million dollars for police response to false alarm calls.

The Shreveport Police Department partners with the community to catch and lock up criminals. False alarms subtract from crime fighting by wasting manpower. Don’t let criminals benefit because officers are too busy dealing with false alarms. False alarms subtract from crime fighting by wasting manpower.

It is not unreasonable to expect your alarm system to work properly. Any problem can be solved with a little effort and time. We are always here and willing to assist you in any way that we can.

Reasons for False Alarms
There are three reasons why an alarm activates:

All of these causes will require some attention.

City of Shreveport, Louisiana