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Vacation House Checks

Are You Going on Vacation?

An empty house is a tempting target for a burglar. Citizen volunteers will perform vacation house checks for citizens of Westminster free of charge while you are away from your home. Citizen volunteers perform vacation house checks in a marked vehicle and wear identifying uniforms.

Vacation is a time of fun and relaxation. Don't let your vacation be ruined by crime.

SAFETY TIPS Use this checklist to safeguard your home while you are gone.

  • Make sure your home looks "lived in".
  • Stop mail and newspapers or have a neighbor pick them up for you.
  • Use timers for lights and other appliances.
  • Install outside motion detectors.
  • Keep lawns mowed and watered.
  • Hide trash cans.
  • Store valuables in a safe deposit box at another location.
  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Secure all outside doors with a deadbolt.
  • Place a metal rod in the track of sliding glass doors.
  • Leave your blinds in a normal position.

When you return from vacation, if you suspect a burglary...

STOP! Don't go into the house! Go to a neighbor's house and call the police at 9-1-1. Wait outside for the police to arrive.

If you would like to have your house checked on while you are gone, contact 714-548-3205 or submit this form to WPD at least one week prior to your departure.