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Police to address false alarms

The police department will negotiate a contract with a software company, Superion, to handle alarm permits and collections for excessive false alarms. An investigation last year by¬†The Oklahoman¬†found that unpaid fines exceeded $1 million and police had spent $1.2 million over the previous two years responding to false alarms. City Manager Jim Couch said in a memo that “responding to false alarms … is not the best use of 911 and police services.” Around 96 percent of alarm calls, or more than 50,000 per year, turn out to be false.