Metro Police Authority of Genesee County


METRO police authority of genesee county

Vacation Checks

Vacation Check Tips

The Metro Police Department offers vacation checks, at the homeowner’s request, to better serve the needs of our community.

The Police Department and the community need to work together to prevent break-ins while the owner is away for extended periods of time.

It is recommended that the homeowner follow these simple steps in order to better safeguard their home.  For instance:

*   Cancel Newspaper.
*   Put a hold on all mail. (forms may be obtained at the United States Postal Service Offices)
*   Ask a neighbor to collect leaflets left on the door.
*   Ask a neighbor to bring in trash cans from the roadway.
*   Possibly arrange for the grass/lawn to be mowed in your absence.
*   Leave emergency numbers with people chosen to watch your residence.
*   Remove messages on the home answering machine stating that you will be away.
*   Secure doors, windows, points of entry for animals, and turn off garage door opener.
*   Never leave a key outside, under a mat, “fake rock”, or under a flower pot.
*   Set automatic timers to turn on and off lights in the evening around the same time you would
     normally be in the home.
*   Possibly arrange to have your driveway plowed and sidewalks shoveled in the winter time.

 If you would like to participate in this service, please fill out the questions below.

Please fill out the below Vacation Check Form or fill out the below PDF and submit it in person.

Click this link to view the Vacation Check Form

Vacation & Vacant Property Check

Name of Resident(Required)
Property Address(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Alarm System?(Required)
Vehicles on Property?(Required)
Pet in the Home?(Required)