To register, print and complete a Vacation House Check Request Form. Fax it to the Alhambra Police Department Crime Prevention Office at 626-308-4841 at least 7 days
prior to leaving your home vacant.
Homes on the VHC Services List are periodically checked during the homeowner's absence by uniformed volunteer members of the Alhambra Police Department's Citizens on Patrol. During a vacation security check , the COP volunteer conducts a foot patrol of the property to insure the home is
secured and that windows and doors are locked
A careful log is kept of what activity is conducted at the property while the resident is away. If, by chance, a burglary occurs at the residence while the homeowner is away, the individual whom the homeowner has specified as an emergency contact will be notified.
Vacation "House Check" Service Request
- Residence must be a single family home or
duplex located in the City of Alhambra
- Resident must be leaving their home
unoccupied at least five days, but not more
than 21 days
- Residence must not be occupied for any
length of time during the requested dates
for VHC service
- VHC Service is not available for homes
that are vacant and up for sale or rent
- VHC Services DO NOT include feeding
animals, watering plants, or picking-up
mail and newspapers
- Alhambra residents wishing to place
their home on the VHC list must complete a
VHC Request Form. This form may be
completed over the phone by calling the
Alhambra Police Department Crime Prevention
Office at 626-570-5177 (Monday - Thursday),
or by personally filling out the VHC Request
Form AND returning it by mail, or in person,
to the Alhambra Police Department,
211 S. First St., Alhambra
- Residents requesting VHC services
should complete the form seven
days before the planned vacation.
- RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO CALL
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER WHEN THEY RETURN HOME at
Before You Leave
Conduct a security inspection
of your home. Make sure all
locks on doors and widows
are in good working order.
Replace defective locks
before you leave!
Call the APD Crime
Prevention Office if you
need help with your
When leaving, make sure
all doors and windows
are closed and
Make your house appear
"lived in." Use timers for
lights and radios.
Have a friend or neighbor
pick up mail, packages and
newspapers, and keep the
lawn mowed and watered.
Leave your trip plans and
emergency phone number
with trusted neighbors
At least seven days before you leave, complete the
"House Check" form.
Return it to the APD
Crime Prevention Office.