False Alarm Program

The Shawnee Police and Fire Departments have joined with CryWolf false alarm management system to help lower the incidents of police officers and firefighters responding to false alarms. There is a progressive fee schedule in effect for false alarms at residential and commercial properties in Shawnee. This partnership with CryWolf will help reduce the number of responses to false alarms and keep our fire crews and police officers available to respond to emergency calls.

  • Residential false alarm fees start at $50 for the second false alarm. Commercial false alarm fees start at $150. You can view the full fee list that increases with the number of false alarms here.
  • Alarms do not have to be registered so you do not need to do anything if you have a security system at this time.
  • It is industry standard to have your alarm professionally maintained on an annual basis to help ensure proper function.
  • SFD ran 450 fire alarms in 2019 with the vast majority being false alarms.
  • SPD ran 866 false alarm calls in 2019.

To be clear, this only impacts homes and businesses that have security systems or commercial fire alarm systems. If you have questions, please call (877) 314-1891.