Vacation House Checks
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The Cape Coral Police Department offers vacation house checks as a complimentary service to the citizens of Cape Coral. Thanks to the dedicated men and women of our Police Volunteer Unit, the Cape Coral Police Department is able to conduct periodic checks of your residence while you are out of town, for a period of up to 30 days per calendar year (Requests must be submitted 2 working days prior to your departure date, and requested dates must be consecutive days). This service is designed for those who do not have anyone else conducting periodic checks of the residence, whether for the home or for pets. If you have requested someone else (a neighbor, relative, etc.) to check on your residence or if someone will be staying at the residence sometime while you are gone, this service is NOT available. If you do not have someone who can check on your home, we encourage you to call on this service.
Our uniformed Police Volunteers will come out to your house and visually inspect the perimeter of the home, noting what they observe. If everything is in order, they move on to the next home. If not, our Communications Bureau is notified and a Police Officer is dispatched to assess the situation and, if necessary, take law enforcement action. The Officer will then make an attempt to contact your listed local keyholder (one MUST be provided with a good phone number AND email address).
This program has been tremendously successful over the years. It provides the Police Department an extra set of eyes in our neighborhoods to look after the homes of our residents who are on vacation- an all too common target for burglars. It also provides you, the homeowner, some extra peace of mind so you can focus on enjoying your vacation, having a successful business trip, or whatever takes you away from home, instead of worrying about how things are back at your house.
Please click the "Request Form" button and fill out the information.