||If you're going on vacation you can let the Three Rivers Police Department know. In
return, they'll do their best to increase patrols in your area.
The information you provide will also give them a way to contact you, or
a responsible party that you designate, if something happens.
All you have to do is fill out the
form below and submit it. The TRPD will send you a reply email to
let you know that your email was received and that your home has been
added to their House Watch List.
Please note that you should only
submit this form if the property you need to have watched is within the
city limits of Three Rivers, Michigan.
Here are some excellent tips
for decreasing the likelihood of problems while you're gone:
How to Safeguard
Your Home While on Vacation
Attorney General's Office
to make your home look as lived-in as possible while you're away.
broadcast your plans but do let your neighbors and local law
a spare key to your neighbors and give them an emergency telephone
number to reach you.
to have your mail and newspapers either stopped or picked up daily.
someone mow your yard or rake the leaves so your house looks
automatic timers to turn on a radio and lights at different
intervals to hide the fact you aren't home.
down the ringer on the telephone. An unanswered telephone is a dead
sure you don't announce your absence on your answering machine
your blinds like you normally would if you were home. Only close
them all the way if that is what you would normally do.
sure to close and lock the garage as well as any storage sheds,
all your valuables with your driver's license number. If possible
videotape the contents of your home. Be sure to keep the video and
the list of valuables in a safety deposit box.
your neighbor to occasionally park in your driveway. If you are
leaving a vehicle parked outside, have the neighbor move it
periodically so it looks as though you are home.
sure someone knows your itinerary and your estimated time of arrival
you get lost while traveling, ask directions of local law
enforcement, not complete strangers.
sure your vehicle is in good working condition and that you have
taken enough money. Do not carry large amounts of cash, use credit
cards and travelers' checks.