The DeLand Police Department offers vacation/house watch security checks to DeLand City residents. Officers will do a periodic check of the exterior of your home while you are away.
- What is a House Check? A: Your house will be checked by an Officer each day. In other words, your house will be checked about 1 time in a 24 hour period (daylight, afternoon, and night shifts). This, of course, depends on the manpower and availability of Officers.
- What does the Officer do when checking my house? A: The Officer will walk around the residence to ensure the house is secured and there are no signs of forced entry. He will also be looking for any signs that unwanted persons, or vehicles have been there. He will watch for things that may seem out of the ordinary. The Officer will log the times of the check in his activity log.
- What happens if something is wrong? A: The person(s) you list as an emergency contact will be notified, most likely, you will also be notified immediately afterwards. Don’t forget to give us your cell phone number in case of an emergency."
- The Police Department MUST be called when you return home