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Vacation Watch

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The Maple Valley Police Department provides a drive by service for residents who are away from home for an extended period of time. If you are going on vacation or are going to be gone for an extended period of time contact the Police Department and we will drive by your home frequently during your absence and contact you if a problem arises.

Vacation Watch Request Form [PDF] Fillable, works best with Google Chrome

Please return your completed form to Robin Larsen, Police Civilian Assistant, in person, by mail, fax, or e-mail:

In Person Mail Fax E-MAIL
Maple Valley Police Department
22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 100
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Maple Valley Police Department 
P.O. Box 320 
Maple Valley, WA 98038
(425) 413-5085 robin.larsen@kingcounty.gov
If you have any questions, please contact Maple Valley Police or call (425) 413-5158.

Helpful Hints

  • Most important, make your house appear that someone is always home.
  • Do not stop your mail and newspaper. Have a trusted neighbor pick them up each day.
  • Have your blinds and curtains open during the day, and closed at night.
  • On garbage pickup day, have a neighbor take out your trash containers.
  • If you have a second car, leave it in the driveway. A car in the driveway tells the potential burglar that someone may be home.
  • If you have a garage door with an electric opener, unplug it and also make sure that you lock it.
  • Use timers on lights, radios, tv's, etc., and set them to go on and off at different times.
  • Turn off the ringers on your phones. Most phones come with switches to either lower the volume of ringers or turn them off all together.
  • If you're going to be gone for any length of time, make arrangements to have your lawn mowed.

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