This Housewatch program is for the unincorporated areas of Douglas County, the Town of Larkspur and the City of Castle Pines North which are all served by the Sheriff's Office Patrol Divsion and Community Safety Volunteers.
If you live in the Town of Castle Rock, the Town of Parker, and the City of Lone Tree you can check with these jurisdictions and ask if they have a housewatch program.
The Sheriff's Office will make every attempt to check on your residence or business daily but, there is no guarantee it can be checked at any specific frequency based upon other calls for service that are pending.
A Deputy Sheriff or Community Safety Volunteer (CSV) will check the exterior of your house on a housewatch on a random basis. They will check for unlocked doors or windows and look for any obvious indications a crime has occurred. If you have a locked gate or your fence does not allow access to the backyard, we will not jump the fence to check your windows or doors in these un-accessible fenced in areas. If a door or window is found open or unlocked during a housewatch check, we will check the interior of your home to verify a suspect has not broken into your home or business. Therefore, it is important you let us know if your travel plans have changed and you arrive home early by notifying us using the contact information below. If you don't, your housewatch will still be active and you might be interrupted by us thinking your house has been broken into when we are checking your home or business.
It is also very important to let us know if your house is going to be checked by someone else besides the Sheriff's Office, please list their information when requested by the housewatch registration program so we will know someone else will be on the property.
This program is not to be used when your house is going to be occupied for more than a few minutes when a neighbor, relative or friend stops by to check on your home.
If your house is going to be occupied by a house guest and you want law enforcement to increase patrols around your home when you are gone, please call dispatch at 303-660-7500 and request an increased patrol - do not fill out a housewatch request.
If you have any questions on this program please call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division at 303-660-7546, Monday thru Friday 8am to 5 pm. After hours or on weekends or holidays please call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center at 303-660-7500.