House Watch Program

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Officer at doorThe Police Department provides the service of making periodic security checks of residences while they are out of town or during unusual circumstances. This service is provided by the Department for the purposes of crime prevention, public relations, and to simply make the citizen feel more secure knowing that their home is protected when unattended for long periods of time. While it is understood that the mere visual and physical security checks may not prevent a burglary or any other incident, it does yield increased opportunity in discovering an intrusion or crime while it is taking place or once it has occurred.

If you are interested in having your residence placed on the House Watch Program while you are out of town, complete the House Watch Form by clicking here. You may hand deliver the form to the Union City Police Department located at 5060 Union Street, Union City, Georgia 30291 or fax to (770) 964-9908.

Whether or not you avail yourself of this free service, there are steps you can take prior to departing to safeguard your property…

 

  • stop mail and newspaper delivery
  • leave shades/blinds in normal positions
  • put automatic timers on lights; set the timers so they will turn on and off at random times in  different rooms
  • leave a key with a trusted neighbor in case of emergency
  • lock all windows and doors
  • have someone park a car in your driveway occasionally
  • arrange to have the lawn mowed
  • shut and lock your garage door
  • keep jewelry and other valuables in places other than the master bedroom (this is the first place a burglar looks)
  • ask a neighbor to put out your garbage cans

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