House / Vacation Watch

The Elgin Police Department is able to provide a house watch for you during times you are away for vacation or other extended periods of time. Please complete the house/vacation watch form completely and turn it in to the police department several days prior to leaving so that we have time to make sure our patrol officers are aware of the new watch posting and can become familiar with the circumstances surrounding your absence.

In certain other situations the department can provide the house watch service when you are still at home. Those situations will be decided on a case by case basis and will be decided during a meeting between you and department representatives reviewing the specific request. Generally, those situations will involve some type of personal issues that would require a greater police awareness around your residence.