Valparaiso Police News
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The Valparaiso Police starting today, Monday November 17th will be providing information through twitter for individuals wishing to sign-up and following the Valparaiso Police Department on Twitter.
Information being tweeted out from the Valparaiso Police Department will typically be public safety or general information regarding an ongoing situation/incident when immediate information is needed to be provided to the general public, for example-road closures due to a crash or police incident scene.
Twitter will be just another source of information available to the general public. The Valparaiso Police Department will continue to use their website, Facebook page, Tip411 Alerts, Youtube and through their email notification system to distribute community information.
____________________________________________________________________________________ False Alarm Ordinance to Reduce Yearly False Alarms
Businesses and Residents with Police/ Fire Alarms Require Registration
In 2016 Valparaiso Police Officers responded to over 1400 police false alarms. A new city ordinance requiring alarms within the city limits to be registered has been initiated. Businesses and residences that have an alarm are now required to register them with the City of Valparaiso. Currently all alarms can be registered without a charge until July 31st.
Registration can be easily completed by logging on to the Valparaiso Police Department’s website at www.valparaisopolice.org. Individuals that fail to register their alarm are subject to fines. A new registration is required yearly.
The ordinance assesses fees to businesses and residential home owners that have an excessive number of false alarms within a calendar year. Many of these false alarms are due to human error. This is designed to bring awareness when individuals arm or disarm their alarms and reduce the false alarms. Individuals and businesses are fined on their third false alarm in a calendar year, the fine is $75.
Registration forms can be completed on line or completed and mailed. Everybody is encouraged to contact the Valparaiso Police Department if they have questions while registering their alarm. Contact the department at 462-2135.