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Burglar & Fire Alarm Classes



Jan 17, 2019 6pm - 7pm
Feb 21, 2019 6pm - 7pm
Mar 21, 2019 6pm - 7pm
Apr 18, 2019 6pm - 7pm
May 16, 2019 6pm - 7pm
June 20, 2019 6pm - 7pm
July 18, 2019 6pm - 7pm
Aug 15, 2019 6pm - 7pm
Sept 19, 2019 6pm - 7pm
Oct 17, 2019 6pm - 7pm



Dear City & County Alarm Owner/User:

Help us help you reduce false alarms at your home or business.  False alarms take emergency personnel away from more serious matters and are costly to all parties involved – that includes you!

Alarm classes are not mandatory and there’s no cost for you to attend.  By attending the class, the alarm user will be awarded a certificate, which can be used to waive the highest fine on the account.

The Burglar Alarm Class will covers:

  • Alarm Ordinance
  • Components of an alarm system
  • What you can do to reduce false alarms/ false dispatches
  • Appeal process
  • Suspended/ Revoked accounts
  • Alarm penalties
  • Responsibilities of: 
    • Alarm Operators
    • Alarm Contractors
    • Alarm Monitoring Companies
    • Alarm Administrators

Burglar Alarm Classes are held every 3rd Thursday of each month (excluding November & December) at 6:00 pm.

Fire Alarm Classes are conducted by the City and County Fire Marshal every quarter of the year at      7:00 pm. 

Classes are held at the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office in the Combined Communications Center Building.  Please call our office or send your name and number via e-mail to sign up

Class participants/attendees must be 18 years of age or older.  Out of courtesy for the instructors and students we request that you leave children at home.

For more information contact the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office, (352) 367-4050 or send us an email.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

This information is made available to the public and law enforcement in the interest of public safety.