Burglary Alarms

The Montgomery County alarm law was adopted because of concerns over police officer safety and to eliminate the misuse of police resources. Unfounded alarm calls also reduce the police department’s effectiveness and undermines our ability to respond to more critical calls.

The Montgomery County Police Department is requested to respond to over 25,000 false alarms each year. Responding to false alarm calls reduces the police department’s effectiveness and undermines its ability to respond to more critical calls.

Please note: The Montgomery County alarm law does not apply to smoke, fire, medical, or car alarms.