Residents of West Chester Township can take advantage of a free vacation home check program offered by the local police department when they go on vacation or will be out of town.
Community members just have to alert the West Chester Police Department of when they will be out of the town. The police department will then make a point of checking on the property, according to a release from West Chester Township.
“If we know a resident is out of town, we look at their property differently while on our regular patrols,” West Chester Police Sgt. Matt Tombragel said. “Officers will address stacked up newspapers on the driveway, and they will make special note of windows or doors broken or left ajar.”
The police department also recommends that residents should let trusted neighbors aware if they will be out of town.