Going on vacation? Police will conduct ‘vacation check’ on your home

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CARMEL (August 31, 2015) - Is your home safe from thieves?

Carmel police want to make sure the answer is yes, even when you're out of town on vacation. And all you have to do is fill out a form online.

The police department has added a new request form for vacation checks on its web site.

Just fill it out, and police will come check on your home while you're on vacation.

“I think it’s great,” said Carmel resident Mike Hittesdorf. “I think it’s another unique service to the residents of Carmel.”

“Officers can review that information, and if it’s within their district and they have the opportunity and time, officers can go by and check the residence,” said Lt. Joe Bickel. “They can do a security check, they can walk around and check the doors (and) windows.”

And if anything happens while you're gone- police will give you a call.

Officers say the service has been pretty popular- ever since they put out a news release to tell people about the new online form.

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