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Akron Police Try To Crack Down On False Alarms

The city of Akron, where 98 percent of security alarms turn out to be false, is beginning a new policy requiring confirmation of a possible crime. The Akron police department's new policy will require prior verification of need of help before officers respond to an alarm. The policy is scheduled to go into effect March 1. Chief James Nice says 98 percent of the 10 thousand annual alarm calls turn out to be false. Security alarm companies complain that the policy change could put the public at risk.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.