In an effort to reduce Detroit's notoriously slow police response times, police may soon stop investigating most residential and business burglary alarms until a crime is verified by the alarm company or a 911 caller.
The plan was pitched Monday to a City Council committee.
Of the more than 60,000 burglar alarms that sound each year in Detroit, fewer than 1% are credible, wasting more than 30,000 hours for each of the two officers who respond, said police Cmdr. Todd Bettison.
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