One of the services offered by our department are “Vacation Checks”. Vacation Checks are a courtesy service performed by members of our Volunteers In Policing (VIP) Program.
You may request a vacation check at your residence by filling out and submitting the following “Vacation Check” form. If approved, members of our VIP Program will patrol, when available, the perimeter of your residence to investigate if there have been any signs of a crime or entry. For example they will check to ensure doors and windows are closed/locked, and that there are no visible signs of entry or criminal activity (for example a smashed window). In the event of an emergency or issue at the home, you (or a local emergency contact as indicated on the form) would be contacted regarding the nature of the issue.
Please note that Vacation Checks are conducted based on availability of staffing and calls for service. It is not a guarantee your home will be checked daily and it is important that you secure your residence prior to departing. Additionally, the service is not for vacant properties, residences where someone is staying at the property or for tented homes. Questions about tented homes can be directed to the Crime Analysis Unit at 805-339-4357.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact PSO Nicole Robinson via email at [email protected]