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.