§ 102.02  VALIDITY OF ALARMS.
   (A)   When an alarm system is activated in the City of Columbia City which results in a response to the premises by the Police or Fire Department, the officer on the scene of the activated alarm system shall inspect the area protected by the alarm system and shall determine whether a public safety response was required or if it was a false alarm.
   (B)   If the officer at the scene of the activated alarm system determines the alarm to be false, the officer, in the officer's discretion, may make a report of the false alarm, notice of which shall be left with the alarm user at the address of the alarm user, or at least the last known address of the alarm user, if different from the premises address, or to the address and the attention of the person or entity designated by the alarm user as its agent for notification. If the officer determines that no report is necessary or that only a warning is necessary, the penalty provisions of this chapter shall not apply.
   (C)   The Police Chief or the Fire Chief of the City of Columbia City, or his or her designee, shall have the right to inspect the premises to which a response has been made.
(Ord. 2008-4, passed 4-22-2008; Am. Ord. 2012-1, passed 2-14-2012)  Penalty, see § 102.99