At this time, the City of Redmond and its Police Department will not require you to fill out a registration form for your alarm or pay the $10 annual fee. We are in the process of developing a new alarm response policy within the Police Department and information regarding this policy will be made available to you once finalized in early 2015. Until then, we will be responding to all alarms within our city. Please make sure your alarm company has the most current information on file. We will be notifying your alarm company regarding this change.
Beginning October 22th, 2014, alarm users will not be monetarily penalized for false alarms, however, if you have any outstanding fines that were dated before this date, we ask that you send payment to the following address by December 31, 2014:
City of Redmond
Po Box 97010
Redmond, WA 98073
The City of Redmond is committed to providing the best service possible to its citizens. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding this change.
Police Program Coordinator
If a False Alarm Occurs
If you are not home, your alarm company must call you or an emergency contact BEFORE they call 9-1-1 (EXCEPT if it is a panic, duress, or hold up alarm, then 9-1-1 should be called immediately). If you are at home, cancel the call. Keep your verification, cancellation instructions, and alarm company phone number hidden, but accessible.
Your alarm company should have at least three current emergency contact numbers. If an officer(s) has already been dispatched to your location and your alarm company calls our 911 dispatch center to cancel the call, we will notify the officer but it is still considered a false alarm.