Byram charging for false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, August 22, 2011

BYRAM, Miss.—An Aug. 12 story from ABC affiliate WAPT reports police officials here are going to impose fines for property owners for false alarms.

The Board of Alderman approved a new ordinance that will charge home and business owners whose alarms go off in error. Property owners will now have to pay a $10 fee to sign up with the Police Department, letting them know there's an alarm at the property.

The alarm ordinance is scheduled to go into effect in the coming months.