Sheriff’s volunteers available for free vacation security checks

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Senior Sheriff's volunteers can be requested for vacation checks year-round.

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department issued a reminder Tuesday that senior volunteers are available to keep an eye on homes while residents are on vacation.

Senior volunteers can be requested for vacation checks year-round. A form is available on the home page of the sheriff’s website at, but residents must submit the form in person at a sheriff’s station for identity verification purposes.

Empty homes are targets for burglars. Sheriff’s volunteers are available to patrol a home’s exterior on weekdays and check whether doors, windows and garages are locked and undamaged; hide newspapers and packages in a side yard or patio; and summon a deputy if anything suspicious is spotted, according to the sheriff’s department.

Upon their return, residents will receive a letter listing when their home was checked and what was observed each time.

1 Comment

  • Thanks but no thanks!

    Just what everyone needs a rogue Sheriffs department, a bunch of wanna bees and an excuse to enter your property. Are you that stupid?

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