Toronto Police may stop sending officers to private alarms
According to an article in the Toronto Star: Toronto police may stop sending officers to alarm calls, arguing the overwhelming number are false alerts and it’s a bad use of resources.
In 2012, just 300 of the 20,000 private alarm calls Toronto police responded to turned out to be legitimate.
It’s one of 12 areas identified by an internal police steering committee reviewing the cost-saving potential of scaling back on a variety of services, including alarm response.
The full article is available here.