The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office receives more than 45,000 alarm calls each year and more than 98% of them are false alarms. In an effort to reduce the false alarm rate in Jacksonville, a new alarm registration program was implemented in May 2017. One key element in reducing false alarm calls for police comes from having current contact information that alarm users update each year. We will also help reduce false alarms by requiring all locations with repeat false alarm infractions to be accountable for faulty equipment. All residential and business alarms must be registered in the new system by the owner to avoid penalties.