At the recently completely annual IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) meeting in Philadelphia, the general membership endorsed a resolution on licensing requirements for companies and individuals in the alarm business. The resolution was proposed through the IACP – Private Sector Liaison Committee where SIAC’s Stan Martin chairs the Alarm Sub-Group.
Mandatory licensing with criminal background checks for key alarm company employees was considered a public safety issue by IACP. It also ensures higher quality employees and installations. That means alarm systems operate the way they are intended, with far fewer complaints from consumers or problems with the systems.
Importantly, the IACP, in its resolution, sends a strong message to state legislative bodies that it is a critical public safety issue which needs attention in states that do not have alarm licensing laws and/or criminal background checks.
SIAC believes this is another important step forward in this public/private partnership, having the IACP standing behind a measure that helps winnow out bad actors. It’s good for law enforcement, the alarm industry and the citizens we serve.
SIAC salutes IACP for this resolution, and looks forward to positive results in the years to come.