(a) Notice of suspension of police response. Upon the occurrence of the fourth false from a residential or the sixth false from a commercial within a calendar year, or where the is more than 120 days overdue in their payment of alarm fines, the city’s shall serve, in person or by United States certified mail, the designated contact person with written notification that effective 14 days from the date of the notice, the City Police Department will not be responding to from that site for the remainder of the calendar year unless there is an in-person call for assistance from someone at or near the premises or other independent information that verifies the need for an immediate police response.
(b) Written appeal of suspension notice.
(1) Within seven days from the date of the suspension notice the may file with the city’s a written appeal of the proposed suspension of police response explaining the steps taken to correct the problem, any facts pertaining to the overdue payment of fines, the facts and circumstances of the from this and any other information relevant to the proposed suspension of police response.
(2) Within five days of the receipt of the written appeal and after reviewing the city’s files for the , and and all of the submissions of the , the shall issue a decision to confirm, suspend or rescind the suspension notice and serve a written copy thereof on the contact person by mail.
(c) Suspension of police response. Where an has failed to properly file a timely appeal of a notice to suspend or where the has issued a decision confirming a notice to suspend, the City Police Department in determining whether to make an immediate police dispatch in response to notification of a signal from that , may disregard that when the alarm signal is the only basis for making the dispatch request. Where there is, in addition to the , an in-person call, verification from a person at or near the premises or other independent evidence shows a need for police dispatch to the , police may consider the suspension of police response as an additional factor in the decision to order an immediate response.
(1958 Code, § 137.08) (Ord. 70-6, passed 2-3-1970; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 95-21, passed 11-20-1995; Ord. 2000-33, passed 12-18-2000)