Request House Watch from Harris County Constable Precinct 5 While You're on Vacation

Request House Watch from Harris County Constable Precinct 5 While You're on Vacation

June 06 2024

Planning a summer getaway? Don't leave your home vulnerable to burglaries while you're away. Harris County Constable Precinct 5 offers a Vacation Watch service to provide residents within Contracted Patrol Areas with extra security during their absence.

Why is it important to have your house watched while you're on vacation? Statistics suggest that homes left unattended for extended periods are more susceptible to break-ins. During the summer months, when many families are away on vacation, burglaries tend to rise, making it crucial to take steps to protect your property.

With Precinct 5's Vacation Watch service, deputies patrolling your area will keep an additional eye on your home, deterring potential intruders and ensuring peace of mind for you. You can submit your request conveniently online or contact the dispatch office for assistance.

Not sure if you live within a Contracted Patrol Area? Contact the dispatch office for clarification. And remember, it's recommended to notify your alarm company to prioritize law enforcement as the first contact point in case of an alarm activation.

Here are some additional tips to safeguard your home while you're away:

  • Utilize timers for lights or ask a neighbor to switch them on and off.
  • Avoid leaving valuables in vehicles and consider asking a neighbor to park in your driveway.
  • Ensure your pets have updated ID tags with your contact information.
  • Arrange for a friend or neighbor to house-sit to give the appearance of occupancy.

Please submit Vacation Watch Requests at least three days before your departure date to ensure timely processing. If you're within three days, you can still submit online but call the dispatch line for expedited assistance. Click here to submit a vacation watch request with Harris County Constable Precinct 5.

Don't leave the security of your home to chance. Request a House Watch from Harris County Constable Precinct 5 and enjoy your vacation worry-free.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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