67% Reduction in its first year using the Florida Police Chiefs Association Model Alarm Ordinance
The City of St Cloud Florida and its Police Department was presented the Security Industry Alarm Coalition’s (SIAC) Director’s Award of Distinction and the Alarm Association of Florida’s (AAF) Alarm Management Award for its outstanding work in reducing alarm dispatches. The city reduced its alarm dispatches by 67 % in its first twelve months. The awards were presented to Chief Pete Gauntlett and the City of St. Cloud during a recent City Council Meeting.
The Security Industry Alarm Coalition and the Alarm Association of Florida representatives worked with the St Cloud Police Department Staff, City Staff and the City Attorney’s Office using the Florida Police Chiefs Association’s (FPCA) Model Ordinance in obtaining the outstanding reduction of alarm dispatch requests. Chief Gauntlett stated “Our success in reducing alarm calls allows officers to be more proactive in community policing activities”. SIAC’s National Law Enforcement Liaison Glen Mowrey added “Utilizing the FPCA Model Ordinance streamlines working with the agency in establishing an Alarm Management Program”.