Tampa’s Police Department is going to do you a solid while you’re on vacation this summer. Provide enough planning foresight to let the TPD know of your trip to a hopefully less-sweaty destination, and it seems they will increase their surveillance frequency.
Tips Before you go…
- Stop mail and newspaper delivery or have someone collect them from your mailbox and yard.
- Use light timers so it appears that someone is home at night.
- Lock all doors and windows. If vehicles are left behind, do not leave valuables in plain sight.
- Yard maintenance. Have your lawn manicured so it does not look as though you are away.
TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Emergency Notification Form
[via TampGov.net] *Please be advised that this service is not a guarantee that your home will be safe from any type of crime or natural disaster. A zone officer will check your home if time permits on his/her tour of duty. If long term watches are requested, (over 2 weeks) The home will be checked at least once a week. * You may submit your Vacation Watch form by scanning and e-mailing it to [email protected], cc: [email protected] or Fax to Tampa Police Communications Bureau at 813-231-6121 Please submit at least 4-5 business days before your departure if possible.