Home Watch

Routine Property Checks

As part of our contract for additional police protection with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Township is proud to offer a Home Watch program for any residents who are going on vacation or will be out of town. While you’re away, the Kalamazoo County Sherriff’s Deputies assigned to our township will conduct routine checks on your home. Simply fill out the below form – a copy of the submitted form will be sent to the Sheriff’s Deputies.

Tips For While You're Away From Home

  • Double check all doors and windows to make sure they are securely locked. Put a bar in the track of your sliding doors. 
  • Let neighbors you trust know when you will be away so they can keep an eye out for any strange vehicles in your drive. 
  • Keep your lights on a timer.
  • Have your mail and newspaper held or have someone pick them up each day. 
  • If you are going to be out of town for an extended time, make arrangements for lawn service. 
  • If you normally leave a spare key under a doormat or flower pot, remove it before you leave. Ensure that a trusted neighbor/friend has a spare key if you are worried about emergency access. 
  • If you have a home phone, lower the volume of the ringer and reduce the amount of rings before your answering machine picks up.