Vacation Home Checks

Leaving home for a period of time? Taking that well-deserved vacation? The Fox Point Police Department offers a courtesy service to check your home when you are out of town. 

It is important to note that the vacation house check program is completed by officers during their routine patrol activities and is not intended, nor designed, to replace home security systems or other security services. Rather, it is a courtesy service designed to further protect your home and enhance the police department's ability to rapidly respond and remedy an emergency at the homes of our residents.

Please be aware that the officers who complete these checks do not physically check doors and windows as we do not want to bring attention to the property; however, if something seems suspicious the officer will investigate further. 

The department will not check 

  • Vacant properties, 
  • Homes for sale / rent, 
  • Houses undergoing renovations where workers are present throughout the day, or 
  • Homes which are occupied in any way during your absence. 

Please recognize that the house check has a maximum duration of 30 days and is not intended for people who are "snow-birds" and travel to another home during the winter season.  Submit a vacation house check using this form or by calling the administrative police department number.