Vacation Watch Program
Residents who will be away from their homes due to vacations or other circumstances may request that Police officers conduct periodic external checks of their residences while they are away. Residents may stop by the police department’s front desk to complete a Vacation Watch Card prior to their departure and should come back upon return to sign off on their cards and discontinue their requests.
UPDATED MAY 8, 2020 ******
Using public safety software available through Frontline Public Safety Solutions (Frontline PSS), residents can now request closed home or vacation watches online. Frontline PSS provides a user-friendly, easily-accessible, and secure way to request a special watch on your closed or vacant home. The Vacation Watch module allows residents of La Grange Park to create entries of unoccupied or closed homes that they would like the La Grange Park Police Department to check while the residents are away for extended periods of time. This information becomes available in real-time to patrolling officers – saving both time and resources.
La Grange Park residents will still be able to request a Vacation Watch in person at the Police Department counter in the Village Hall complex upon its reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents are encouraged to try the Frontline PSS Vacation Watch module online to complete your request. For more information on the Frontline PSS or to register your home for a Vacation Watch, visit the La Grange Park PD Frontline website.
If you have any questions regarding the Vacation Watch module please contact Commander Fran Marrocco at (708) 352-7711 ext. 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly encourage residents to partner with the Police Department in ensuring the security of their homes by taking the following preventive measures:
- Discontinue newspaper and mail delivery
- Utilize automatic light timers in various rooms
- Use rods or other blocking devices in sliding door tracks
- Set alarm systems, if possible
- Enlist a trusted neighbor to keep an eye out for anything unusual or concerning