The Residential Security Check Program is to be used when you will be out on a weekend trip or a month-long excursion and no one should be at the home unless authorized.
Apply for Residential Security Check
About a week before your departure, the Lancaster Police Department asks that you please complete the Residential Security Check form. Make sure you complete all of the information on the form, including a number where you can be reached in case of an emergency or burglary. NOTE: The Residential Security Check form is only valid for 14 days at a time. If you plan on being out longer, we ask that you please complete a form for each 14-day period that you will be out.
Delivering the Completed Form
After completing the form, fax it to (972) 218-2790 or bring it to the Lancaster Police Department at least 72 hours prior to your planned trip. Forms are only accepted and processed Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8 am to 5 p.m..
Tips to Keep Your Home Safe During Your Vacation
Whether it is a weekend trip or a month long excursion, the Lancaster Police Department wants to help make your vacation an enjoyable one. One of the first steps is making sure that your home is in order while you are away. Many times, vacationers can really get in a rush and leave their homes wide-open to a burglar. Often times, homeowners will leave so fast that they forget to close and lock doors. Before you leave, here are a few tips to make sure you and your home are ready:
A week before leaving would be a good time to check locks on doors and windows. If anything needs to be repaired, please be sure to get all repairs completed prior to your departure.
If you will be leaving home for a long time, stop all mail and newspaper deliveries.
Leave lights on timers to alternate room to room.
Make arrangements to have your lawn mowed, pets fed and watered, and residence checked by a trusted neighbor or family member.
When you leave, secure your home. Check every door and window.