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Planning a vacation for the summer months? Let the Huntsville Police Department be a set of eyes on your house while you are gone so you can enter into full relaxation mode.
HPD provides vacation home checks for residents at no charge. All you have to do is stop by the Huntsville Police Department and fill out a short form to let officers know the address of your home and the duration of the trip, then you can leave and know your house is in good hands.
The officers drive by your property and walk the area around your house to make sure everything is just like you left it.
Lieutenant Jim Barnes shared some other helpful tips to use before you leave for vacation.
“If possible leave some lights on or use a timer, and get to know your neighbors and ask them to keep an eye out when you’re gone. I also suggest double checking that your doors are locked and the garage door is shut before leaving. When possible you should hide or use a safe for valuables (I.e.: jewelry, money, guns, computers). Lastly, fill out a vacation check form with HPD.”
For more information, call HPD at 936-291-5480.