SARASOTA, Fla. -- September 28, 2017 -- 8:30 a.m.
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino has announced a partnership with Public Safety Corporation, a false alarm management company, to assist with the alarm registration, false alarm notifications, billings and collections, while also assisting with the false alarm education component in the City of Sarasota. This agreement will provide an increased convenience for the public, providing for online account management and increased customer support Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The online program will give our Officers a chance to spend more time responding to real emergencies instead of false alarms,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino. “We hope this program and partnership will encourage alarm users to properly use, install and maintain their alarms to reduce or eliminate false alarms,” said DiPino.
A false alarm is a request to send police officers to a place when there is no evidence of a crime or attempted crime. In 2016, the Sarasota Police Department responded to 2,963 false alarms calls in the City of Sarasota. Many of those calls were due to unlocked or loose doors and windows, cleaning crews or repair crews, operator error and pets and/or other wildlife.
Alarm owners are asked to log in at https://www.crywolfservices.com/sarasotafl/ and renew their alarm permits or apply for a new permit for an unregistered alarm. Alarm owners can also call toll-free (855) 809-2060 to register.