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A burglar alarm may be a deterrent to crime. A home without an alarm is six times more likely to be burglarized as a home with a burglar alarm. While an alarm is a valuable tool in protecting your home and property, false alarms can become a nuisance. Often, emergency calls for service are placed on hold while Officers respond to alarms that are false.

The Police Department responds to approximately 1,300 alarms per month; 98 out of 100 of these alarms are false.

If you reside in the city limits, click on one of the following links to find out more information about alarm usage:


If you reside in the County, you will need to contact the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department regarding an alarm permit.

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Alarm system information:

  • Common Myths
  • When Purchasing an Alarm 
  • How the Police Department Responds


External Links

License Search for Alarm Companies , California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services 

State Department of Consumer Affairs 
Stockton Better Business Bureau

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department- Alarm information (209) 468-4579

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/26/2014