Vacation Watch is a free program that offers residential security checks for vacationing or hospitalized residents of single-family homes or duplexes.
Uniformed members of the West Chicago Police Department periodically check registered homes during the homeowner’s absence. During the security check of a residence, the members of the Department conduct a foot patrol on the property to insure the home is secured and that windows and doors are locked and undamaged.
A careful log is kept of what activity is conducted on the property while the resident is away. If, by chance, a burglary occurs at the residence, the individual who the homeowner has specified as an emergency contact will be notified. You may submit your request using the online system, or if you prefer filling out the pdf form and returning it to the Police Station at 325 Spencer Street, West Chicago, IL 60185.
Please note: The Police Department will make every effort to check your residence while you are away. We cannot guarantee this will be done on a daily basis so please take all necessary safety precautions to safeguard your home and enlist the assistance of friends and neighbors to also check on your home. Homes for sale are not eligible for this program. Thank You