Alarm Verification – Notice of Pending Amendment – Verified Response
Alarm Verification – Notice of Amendment – Verification Process
The Toronto Police Service has conducted a review of current verification processes of alarm activations. Consistent with the future implementation of verified response (future date), the current verification process requirement has been updated.
The following verification processes will be accepted for burglar alarm activations effective January 1, 2016:
Burglar alarm activations include, but are not limited to, alarm distinctions described as burglar, motion, door, window, glass break, etcetera.
Please note that panic alarm activations will NOT be included in the required verification process. Panic alarm activations include, but are not limited to, alarm distinctions described as panic, hold-up, duress, emergency button, etcetera.
Verified alarm activations and panic alarm activations will be treated as high priority calls for service and will be dispatched to the first available police field unit. Police response will continue to be determined by the nature, demand, priorities and resources available at the time of the request for service.