Chatham Police Department issued the following announcement on July 21.
Taking a vacation this summer?
We can check your home for you while you are away as part of our free house watch program available to all village residents. One of our officers will check your house if time permits on his or her tour of duty. If long term watches are requested (over 2 weeks), it will be checked at least once a week. Simply stop into the Chatham Police Department and complete a form, within 4-5 business days before your departure, if possible. These forms can also be printed out and completed at home and then brought in or faxed to us (217)483-7153. If you choose to fax this form in to us, make sure to call and confirm that we have received your submission.
Please be advised that this service is not a guarantee that your home will be safe from any type of crime or natural disaster.
House watch information and information on our many other programs, services, and community events can be found on our website:
Original source can be found here.
Source: Chatham Police Department