The Howland Police Department provides security checks for our residents by keeping an eye on your home when you are away. If you are leaving for an extended period of time, officers will conduct daily perimeter checks of your house, visually check all doors and windows, and report and investigate any suspicious activity.
To be placed on the list for a security check, please call the Howland Police Department and give us the information about your departure and return. You may also download a request form from our website and drop it off at the HPD. Spot Check Request Form
Other things to consider when you leave town:
- Have someone you trust check the inside of your home on a regular basis.
- Stop your mail and newspaper deliveries, or make arrangements to have them picked up while you are gone.
- Make sure someone performs landscaping or removes snow so your property appears to be inhabited.
- Use timers or audible devices that project the appearance of someone being in the residence.