Chief Michael L. Lyle would like to remind residents and business owners of the city’s alarm program, which requires all systems to be registered with the Melrose Police Department.
Registration is free and only needs to be completed once.
According to city ordinance, once you have registered your alarm, there is no charge for two false alarms per year. However, residents or business owners will be charged $50 for a third false alarm response. Any subsequent false alarm response will result in a $100 fee.
Those who have not registered their alarm systems with the police department, and require a response, will face a $50 fine.
“We ask that residents and business owners register their alarm systems so that we have a point of contact and key holder in the event that you are out of town, or not in the area, when your alarm goes off,” Chief Lyle said. “The process is simple and quick and will add an extra level of safety for your residence or business.”
Community members should complete and return the alarm registration to the police department. The form can be accessed here, by visiting melrosepolice.net and accessing it through the “forms” tab, or by picking up a copy at the police station, 56 West Foster St.
Anyone with questions should contact the Melrose Police Department at 781-665-1212.