House Watch Program

Annually, about 95 percent of the crime in Hanover County involves property crime. In targeting the prevention of property crime, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office provides the service of making periodic checks of citizens’ residences while they are out of town.

To place a Vacation House Watch on a residence, citizens can contact Hanover Emergency Communications at
804-365-6140 or a deputy.  Information obtained from the citizen includes the dates of the house watch, lights to be left on, vehicles left in the driveway, others who may be checking on the residence, and the presence of a security system.  

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