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.