False Alarm Reduction Unit

​​​The Virginia Beach Police Department averages over 15,000 false alarm calls ​​each year.  A high false alarm rate can reduce overall effectiveness and place a greater burden on public safety.
We need your help in freeing up these valuable public safety resources. When properly used, burglar, panic and robbery alarms serve as useful deterrents to crime. Burglar alarms not only help reduce your chances of being burglarized, but also can reduce the amount of property lost in a burglary. However, false alarms delay officer’s response to actual criminal complaints.
The key to Virginia Beach’s false alarm reduction success is alarm user knowledge of their security systems and working with their alarm monitoring company to make sure it is working correctly. Details concerning the false alarm reduction program can be found under the related documents section. ​​​​