Greenville, S.C. enacts new false alarm ordinance

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, January 20, 2011

GREENVILLE, S.C.—According to a story from CBS affiliate, WSPA Channel 7, during the Greenville, S.C. City Council meeting Jan. 14, the council unanimously voted for an ordinance that could help decrease the number of false alarms from going off in businesses and residential areas.

Greenville City Officials say your alarm can falsely sound up to three times in a year.

If police respond to each call, you will get a ticket after the third time.

Officers say they’re hoping this law will help get the number of false alarm calls down, saying they could pay two more policemen with how much it’s costing the city.