Casey Police Department
In our continuing efforts to make the City of Casey as safe as possible, the Casey Police Department provides free vacation house checks to residents. By filling out and submitting the form below, the Police Department will check on your residence while you are away for an extended period of time. Your residence will be checked every day, workload permitting.
Always remember to call the department when you return home to cancel your vacation house watch.
PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR VACATION
SOME HELPFUL TIPS FROM THE
CASEY POLICE DEPARTMENT
A vacation away from home should be a pleasant experience for you and your family. Returning to a home that has been broken into is a very unpleasant homecoming. Your vacation will be more enjoyable and carefree when you know your home is secure. This information is designed to help you protect your home by following a few simple safety tips. Some of the things should be done in advance of leaving on your trip; other can be done a day before or the day you leave.
ONE MONTH PRIOR TO DEPARTURE:
- Repair broken doors and windows.
- Install good quality locking devices on all exterior doors and windows if you haven’t already done so.
- Register for a “Vacation House Check” with the Casey Police Department.
- Arrange for your mail and papers to be stopped or forwarded.
A DAY OR TWO PRIOR TO DEPARTURE:
- Mow the lawn and trim shrubbery.
- Store all ladders, tools, lawn equipment, etc. in a locked storage shed or your garage.
- Take your valuables to your bank safe deposit box.
ON THE DAY OF DEPARTURE:
- Turn down the volume of your telephone so that it cannot be heard from the outside.
- Make sure gas appliances are turned off.
- Unplug small appliances such as fans, toasters, and electric coffee pots.
- Set your electric timers to turn on some lights during the evening hours.
- If you leave a car in your driveway, park it up against the garage door. Make sure the vehicle is locked.
- Bolt the garage door on the inside. Unplug electric garage door opener.
- Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
- Leave a key and the phone number where you can be reached with your “Emergency Contact”.
- Just before you leave, walk around the outside of your house and make sure everything is secure. Remove any large items that could be used for access into second story windows.
- Turn water heater down to a low/vacation setting.