Anne Arundel County PD offering online registration for security alarms
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md.--A Jan. 31 story from The Baltimore Sun reported Anne Arundel County police began offering online registration for security alarms starting as part of an attempt to crack down on false alarms.
Registration is required under a new law, which fines owners of properties that have repeated false alarms, said police spokesman Justin Mulcahy. When the law took effect in August, county officials said enforcement wouldn't begin until January because they did not have a contract with a company to run the program.
In December, the Waldorf-based Public Safety Corp. was contracted to handle alarm registration, false alarm notifications, billing, collections and customer support, according to Mulcahy.
Residents can register online registration at www.crywolf.us/annearundel.
The form can also be mailed to P.O. Box 632442, Baltimore 21263-2442. People can call the Public Safety Corp. at 877-215-4592.
Two false alarms in a one-year period are allowed. But the third and fourth false alarms in that time frame will result in $50 fines, and the fifth, a $75 fine. More false alarms will lead to increased fines, up to $250.