Crime PreventionWhile you are away on vacation, the Albany Police would like to make an extra effort to check your home. All you need to do is fill out a Vacation Home Watch Form and turn it in at the Albany Police Department. You MUST submit this form in person with your ID in our lobby prior to leaving.

Residents requesting the vacation home watch service should be aware that every reasonable effort will be made to inspect the vacant property during your absence. However, circumstances may not allow for checks to occur on any specific days or at all; daily property checks cannot be assured. Any community member seeking additional clarification concerning our potential inability to provide this service is encouraged to contact the on-duty supervisor at (510) 525-7300.

NOTE: For the safety of your house guests and our officers, the residence will not qualify for vacation home checks if anyone will be staying in the residence during the time of the checks or if the home is vacant due to a sale or construction.