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Requesting a Vacation House Watch The Bethlehem Police Department offers a vacation house watch program for Town of Bethlehem residents. Prior to a vacation or business trip you may request that a patrol car make periodic checks of your home while you are away. To make a request please complete a Vacation House Watch Request Form. All requests should be received prior to 72 hours of departure. If the request can’t be made prior to 72 hours of departure please contact Dispatch at 439-9973 and verbally request the property check.
Ways to Protect Your Home Any time that your home will be unoccupied for a period of time, remember to arrange to have music and lights turned on by timers at varying times while you're away. Have grass cut in the summer, snow shoveled in the winter and mail and newspapers picked up or cancelled so that it's not obvious that everyone is away.
Remember, even with the police watching your home, good neighbors are the best defense against criminal activity. Get to know your neighbors, and watch out for each other.