False Alarms Cost Time and Money

Police responded to a possible burglary at the ABC store on Montgomery Highway around 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

Several patrol cars arrived on the scene but found out it was a false alarm.

Dothan Police have responded to more than thousand false alarms already this year and say this prevents them from using manpower where it is really needed.

“The alarms come in we do respond and two officers have to go to any alarm that comes in,” said Sandi Jarrett with Dothan Police Department.

The cost for officers to respond to a false alarm both residence or businesses is a $50 fine after the first incident.

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