Alarm Verification – Verified Response – Notice of Implementation
Alarm Verification – Verified Response
The Toronto Police Service has conducted a review of current verification processes of alarm activations. Consistent with the future implementation of verified response (future date), the current verification process requirement has been updated.
The following accepted verified response criteria for burglar alarm activations effective September 10, 2018 are:
Burglar alarm activations include, but are not limited to, alarm distinctions described as burglar, motion, door, window, glass break, etcetera.
Please note that panic alarm activations are EXCLUDED from the verified response criteria. Panic alarm activations include, but are not limited to, alarm distinctions described as panic, hold-up, duress, emergency button, etc.
Verified alarm activations and panic alarm activations will be treated as high priority calls for service and will be dispatched to the first available police field unit. Police response will continue to be determined by the nature, demand, priorities and resources available at the time of the request for service.