MCSO Vacation Watch offers peace of mind
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Vacation Watch program benefits homeowners while they are on short-term vacations. When registered for Vacation Watch, patrol deputies regularly check homes and notify residents if something is out of the ordinary or there has been an incident at the property.
The home receiving a vacation watch must:
- be occupied,
- not for sale or rent,
- not have someone checking on, or at the house occasionally, and
- be a vacant for a minimum of 2 consecutive days, with a maximum of 30 consecutive days.
Any breaks in time, for example, where you intend to return home for a weekend then leave again, constitute separate “vacations” and must be submitted on separate forms. Any watch requests for more than 30 days will not be accepted.
If you wish to request a vacation watch and meet the requirements, please complete and submit the form below. You will receive confirmation after your request has been received and approved.
This voluntary program is designed for the residents of Queen Creek who may be gone for temporary periods of time covering weekends or short-term vacations. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to extend the vacation watch.
The frequency of these checks by the deputies will be dependent upon the number of calls for service, or other law enforcement activity.
Safety tips are provided below for when your home will be vacant for more than a week:
- Have someone momentarily turn on the garbage disposal, water, and flush the toilets to keep the pipes working and prevent possible rusting.
- Ask a family member or trusted neighbor to help keep the house from looking unoccupied by picking up door flyers/advertisements, bringing in the mail/newspapers, and taking the garbage cans to and from the curb.
Forms must be submitted at least three days in advance to allow time for processing.