False Alarm Program

The Shawnee Police and Fire Departments have joined with CryWolf to help lower the incidents of police officers and firefighters responding to false alarms. Starting August 1, a progressive fee schedule will go into effect for false alarms for residential and commercial properties. This partnership with CryWolf will help reduce the number of responses to false alarms and keep our fire crews and police officers available to respond to emergency calls.

  • Program starts June 1, 2020 but fees will be waived until August 1, 2020.
  • Starting August 1, there will be no charge for the first false alarm. Residents could face fines starting at $50 for the second false alarm. Commercial false alarm fees start at $150. You can view the full fee list that increases with the number of false alarms here.
  • Alarms do not have to be registered so you do not need to do anything if you have a security system at this time.
  • SFD ran 450 fire alarms in 2019 with the vast majority being false alarms.
  • SPD ran 866 false alarm calls in 2019.

To be clear, this only impacts homes and businesses that have security systems or commercial fire alarm systems. If you have questions, please call (877) 314-1891.