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Going on Vacation? Have the Winter Haven Police Keep An Eye Out!

Posted May 17th, 2022

Did you know that the Winter Haven Police Department does Vacation Patrol checks on properties? If you are planning to go away for vacation or maybe you live part time here and part time elsewhere, you need to make sure your property is being watched. Of course, asking a neighbor or family member to help is always good, but add that layer of our Vacation Patrol to ensure you will know quickly should something occur while you are away.

We don’t just drive by either. We get out of the car, walk around the home (to ensure nothing is missed from the roadway) and even check door handles to make sure they are not unlocked. If your yard is fenced, we will not enter unless you state we can on the Vacation check form. But we still visually ensure the windows are not broken and doors are not open. If something seems out of order, we will contact you or the designee on the form.

You should fill out the form below and submit to the Police Department at least one week prior to your departure to ensure your on the record. You can scan and email the form (, drop it off at the Winter Haven Police Department or mail it to 125 N Lake Silver Dr., NW, Winter Haven FL 33881.

For more information, contact the Crime Prevention Division at 863-291-6178.

Winter Haven Vacation Check