Welcome to the Tempe Police Department Alarm Unit.

Mission Statement: To reduce false alarm calls through education and accountability so officers can more effectively serve and protect citizens.

Our goal is to ensure that you receive the highest level of customer service regarding your alarm permit. Whether it be a residential or commercial alarm system, we want you to be properly trained and educated on how to use your alarm system to its fullest potential. Your alarm system, if installed and managed properly can be used as another layer of defense in protecting your family, home, business and personal property from would be criminals.

If you need an Alarm User Permit Registration Form or if you have any questions about the City of Tempe Alarm Ordinance, call the Tempe Police Department Alarm Unit at 480-350-8778. You can also email us directly at Alarm_program@tempe.gov.  Please provide your permit number in the subject line of your email.

How to appeal a false alarm

Alarm permit holders may appeal a false alarm assessment(s) in writing within 15 days of receiving a notice of false alarm activation.  Please complete a False Alarm Appeal Form.

False Alarm Awareness Class

The Tempe Police Department Alarm Unit will be hosting our False Alarm Awareness Class on the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016

Attendees will receive a $50.00 waiver to apply towards a false alarm fine assessment. The waiver will expire one year from the date of the class and only one waiver will be given per residence or business per year. Space is limited so sign up today! Please call 480-350-8778 to RSVP for the class.

Online Alarm Permit System

Did you know you can renew and update your permit online?  Did you know you can pay fines and/or fees online?  Click the link above to log in to your alarm user permit account online! 

Please note: If you have an alarm user permit number but have not yet accessed your account online please contact the Alarm Unit via email for instructions accessing your account online.

The Alarm Unit is not set up to accept payment over the phone.

Trying to decide if an alarm system is right for your home or business?  Are you looking for an alarm company?  Please visit alarm.org or the Arizona Alarm Association

The City of Tempe Police Department does not endorse any alarm companies and cannot provide alarm company recommendations. 

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