About this Form
Please complete this form if you require a vacant house check by the Police Department when you are away from home or on vacation. There is no fee required.
Make sure to follow some simple Crime Prevention rules while you are away to protect your home and your belongings:
- place lights on timers to give the impression of the house being occupied;
- stop all newspaper and mail delivery during your absence;
- ensure your windows & doors have secure locks and make sure the house is LOCKED prior to leaving town;
- close and secure your garage;
- do not leave your vehicle on city streets;
- Make your home look as lived-in as possible while you're away;
- Turn down the ringer on the telephone. Hearing an unanswered telephone is a dead give-away. Don't annouce your absense on the answering machine.