Verified Response

Program Purpose
During fiscal year 2005 - 2006, the Fontana Police Department responded to 8,529 burglar alarms. 99.72% of these alarms were false, costing taxpayers approximately a quarter of a million dollars in wasted police manpower and resources.

This high false alarm rate is typical of what all law enforcement agencies experience throughout the United States. For this reason the Fontana Police Department is joining the growing number of agencies adopting a Verified Response (VR) policy to best deal with this problem.

For information about what you can do to help decrease false alarms, please view Minimizing False Alarms.

Program Function
Verified Response is a program that requires the alarm or monitoring company to verify that there is a legitimate need for a police response to a location prior to officers being requested.

For information about the Verified Response ordinance and its exceptions, please view Ordinance.

Additional Information
If you have any questions regarding our Verified Response policy, please email Captain Mike Stark or call (909) 350-7715.