How do I request a Watch Order?

A Watch Order may be requested when you are going on vacation or for any reasonable set of circumstances for an ongoing security threat.  (For example if there have been recent burglaries on your street.  You may not use a watch order for a shopping trip.)   This will have a deputy checking your property on a regular basis.  Just call Dispatch at 436-9620 and tell them that you would like a “Watch Order.”   They will ask several questions including, when you are leaving for the vacation, when you will return, what cars may be left in the driveway during your absence, who may be looking after your property during your absence and what lights may be on at night?  You may request a Watch Order for up to 30 days.  They can be renewed.