- Community Relations
- House Checks
About the ServiceThe Coralville Police Department offers vacation security checks of homes for Coralville residents in an attempt to reduce the opportunity for burglary and other residential crimes.
As time permits, officers will check your home while you are out of town. A police officer will visually inspect the perimeter of the home for security concerns or damage while you are away (please note: exterior areas of your home that are not accessible will not be checked). Should a problem arise, officers will notify you or your designated emergency contact.
How it Works
How to Request a Home Security CheckSubmit requests at least five business days prior to your departure.
- Complete and submit an online Out of Town Notification Form, or
- Stop by the Coralville Police Department, 1503 5th St., Coralville, IA 52241, to complete a form in person
Let Us KnowIf you'd like to let us know you are going out of town, but don't feel that an official house check is needed, please contact Officer Kyle Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and dates you will be away.
Home checks while you are away are not a substitution for home security systems or basic security measures. Take precautions to prevent pipes from freezing and make arrangements for yard work/snow removal, mail and newspaper collection, and setting out/retrieving trash and recycling bins as needed while you are away.
For home safety tips, visit Guide to Securing Homes Published by the Safety, Health & Consumer Council (SHCC).