Alarm Education

The key to reducing the number of false alarm activations begins with alarm system education. Understanding your system and how it works will help reduce the number of alarm calls police officers respond to due to faulty systems or human error. You can help by:


  • Learning how to prevent a false alarm by attending an Alarm Awareness Class (dates below).
  • Reviewing the False Alarm Prevention Guide.
  • Contacting your alarm company to learn how to cancel a false alarm.
  • Reviewing the City of Mesa Alarm Ordinance 6-15 to learn what your responsibilities are as an alarm user.
  • Calling the Mesa Police Department Alarm Unit any time you have a question.


Alarm Awareness Classes

The Mesa Police Department Alarm Enforcement Unit offers free Alarm Awareness classes. The free class includes:

  • How to prevent false alarms.
  • A $50 waiver certificate that can be aplied toward an assessment.
  • Alarm system basics and maintenance information.
  • Police officer response information.
  • A review of the alarm ordinance.


2015 Class Location & Schedule
Please RSVP for the class you would like to attend.

Classes are held on Thursday evenings. Classes at the Fiesta Station are in the Community Room, 1010 W. Grove Ave.  Classes at the Training Facility are in the Multi-purpose Room, 3260 N. 40th St.

All classes begin promptly at 5:30 pm. If you arrive 10 minutes or more late, you will not be allowed in the class.

A map of the class locations can be found on the right under Police Building Maps.


January 8 5:30 - 7:30 pm Training Facility
February 5 5:30 - 7:30 pm Fiesta Station
March 5 5:30 - 7:30 pm Training Facility
April 2 5:30 - 7:30 pm Fiesta Station
May 7 5:30 - 7:30 pm Training Facility
June 4 5:30 - 7:30 pm Fiesta Station
July 9 5:30 - 7:30 pm Training Facility
August 6 5:30 - 7:30 pm Fiesta Station
September 3 5:30 - 7:30 pm Training Facility
October 1 5:30 - 7:30 pm Fiesta Station
November 5 5:30 - 7:30 pm Training Facility
December 3 5:30 - 7:30 pm Fiesta Station
 General Education and False Alarm Reduction Information



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