[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I False Alarms
[Adopted 3-22-1983 by Ord. No. 83-2]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FALSE ALARM
- Any burglary, fire or other alarm resulting in notification to the Glassboro Police Department and/or Fire Department, caused by inadvertence, negligence or any unintentional act of someone other than an intruder or by malfunctioning of the device or other related equipment.
The Police Department of the Borough of Glassboro shall investigate the causing of false alarms as described above and keep a record of same.
[Amended 2-25-1986 by Ord. No. 86-2; 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 97-6]
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity who owns or controls a fire, burglary or other similar alarm device in the Borough of Glassboro, which said device causes more than three false alarms in any given calendar year, shall be deemed in violation of the provisions of this article for the fourth false alarm or any subsequent false alarms in such calendar year.
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity who violates the provisions of this article shall be subject to the following penalties:
First offense (over three false alarms in a calendar year): fine of $50. (Court appearance not required.)
Second offense (one subsequent false alarm in the same calendar year): fine of $100. (Court appearance not required.)
Third and subsequent offenses (subsequent false alarms in the same calendar year): fine of $500 per subsequent offense. Court appearance in the Glassboro Municipal Court shall be required, with the amount of fine to be determined by the Judge of said Court.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to alarm devices on property owned by the Borough of Glassboro, the Glassboro Board of Education, the Glassboro Housing Authority or any other similar agency or department of the Borough.
Editor’s Note: Former § 147-4, Registration of audible alarms; penalties, added 2-25-1986 by Ord. No. 86-2, was repealed 4-23-2013 by Ord. No. 13-06
This article shall take effect on April 1, 1983.