Welcome to the Tempe Police Department’s Alarm Unit.

Mission Statement: To reduce false alarm calls through education and accountability so officers can more effectively serve and protect citizens.

Our goal is to ensure that you receive the highest level of customer service regarding your alarm permit. Whether it be a residential or commercial alarm system, we want you to be properly trained and educated on how to use your alarm system to its fullest potential. Your alarm system, if installed and managed properly can be used as another layer of defense in protecting your family, home, business and personal property from would be criminals.

If you need an Alarm User Permit Application or if you have any questions about the City of Tempe Alarm Ordinance, call the Tempe Police Department Alarm Unit at 480-350-8778. You can also email us directly at Alarm_program@tempe.gov.  Please provide your permit number in the subject line of your email.

The Tempe Police Department Alarm Unit will be hosting our False Alarm Awareness Class on the following dates:

  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016

Attendees will receive a $50.00 waiver to apply towards a false alarm fine assessment. The waiver will expire one year from the date of the class and only one waiver will be given per residence or business per year. Space is limited so sign up today! Please call 480-350-8778 to RSVP for the class.


Online Alarm Permit System 
Renew or update your permit online.  Pay a fine online.  Please note: if you have an alarm user permit number but have not yet accessed your account online please contact the Alarm Unit via email to have the account set up for online access.

Please note: The Alarm Unit is not set up to accept payment over the phone.