Sheriff's Office Vacation House Check

Vacation House Check is a service provided by the Kent County Sheriff's Office using our Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) and is designed for peace of mind when away from your home for an extended period of time (10 Days or more). VIPS will check the house for any signs of suspicious activity such as open doors, broken windows or other suspicious changes. Any situation that needs immediate attention will be addressed by a Kent County Sheriff's Deputy.

This service is offered to members of the community that live within the police jurisdiction of the Kent County Sheriff's Office.

Townships that are eligible:
Ada
Algoma
Alpine
Bowne
Byron Center
Caledonia
Cannon
Cascade
Cedar Springs
Courtland
Gaines
Grattan
Grand Rapids (Township)
Lowell (Township)
Nelson
Oakfield
Plainfield
Solon
Sparta (Township)
Tyrone
Vergennes
Townships that are NOT eligible:
East Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids (City)
Grandville
Lowell (City)
Kent City
Kentwood
Rockford
Sand Lake
Sparta (City)
Walker
Wyoming

It is important to note that in the winter if sidewalks and driveways are unplowed volunteers will only check your home from their vehicle. If your plans change and you return home ahead of schedule, please notify the Kent County Sheriff's Office at (616) 632-6221 so the home security checks can be stopped. Thank you for your cooperation with this request.

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