On-Vacation Courtesy House Check (OVCHC) is a community-wide program provided by the Herndon Police Citizens' Support Team (HPCST). Residents of Herndon, who go out of town for at least one week, can request a house check by the HPCST members for up to two weeks (based on the availability of the support team members).

Support Team members go to the residence and walk around the property, including the back yard if easy access is available, to look for signs of anything suspicious.  If a problem is observed, the Police Department will contact the resident or the local emergency contact person listed on the Vacation House Check Form.

Residents can participate in this program by completing an application form. The application form  must be filled out completely, signed by the homeowner and submitted to the Herndon Police Department Communications Center (397 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170) at least 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date.



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