The Highland Park Department of Public Safety will perform house checks for residents who will be away from home between three and 30 days. On the first full day following departure, patrol officers will begin performing house checks of the residence. Absences of lesser or greater duration will be treated as a "watch in passing" and homes will only be physically checked occasionally during those absences.
Please completely fill out the House Watch Request Form to request a house check or "watch in passing." Incomplete information will decrease the effectiveness of this service. Information submitted on this form will be verified by telephone by a Highland Park Department of Public Safety employee.
If an officer encounters anything that they feel you should be notified of, we will try to contact you through the emergency contact numbers that you provide, or we will try contact whatever emergency contact that you wish to leave.