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Vista Sheriff Dept. Offers Free Vacation Home Checks

Post Date:11/28/2018 4:40 PM

The Vista Sheriff’s Department offers free vacation checks for residents year-round. After submitting a form in person and verifying your ID, members of the Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol will perform security inspections outside your home Monday through Friday while you’re away.

Sheriff’s senior volunteers check to make sure doors, windows and garages are locked. They hide your newspapers and packages and look for anything suspicious around your home. Once you get home from your holiday or vacation getaway, you’ll get a welcome home letter listing the dates your home was checked and observations made during the visits.

You can learn more about the free service by reading the San Diego County Sheriff's informational flyer.

For those staying home, it’s important not to get too lax with security around the house.

Take time to review the Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Specialists security tips to help better safeguard homes and vehicles while away:

  • Lock up your home, activate your alarm.

  • Don’t broadcast your plans on social media.

  • Hold the delivery of your mail and newspaper or ask a trusted friend to pick them up for you.

  • Buy a timer for your lights and set them in a random pattern.

  • Ask a neighbor to occasionally park in your driveway.

  • Sign up for a FREE vacation check so Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) members can keep an eye on your home.

For more information, visit or call the Sheriff’s Department at 858.565.5200.

Vacation Home Check

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