House / Vacation Watch
The Morgan’s Point Resort Police Department is able to provide a house watch for you during times you are away for vacation or other extended periods of time. Please complete the house/vacation watch form completely and turn it in to the police department several days prior to leaving so that we have time to make sure our patrol officers are aware of the new watch posting and can become familiar with the circumstances surrounding your absence. The department must have the original house watch request form with your hand-written signature in order to perform this service - at this time, we cannot accept emailed requests, faxed requests or requests with a digital signature.
In certain other situations the department can provide a close patrol service when you are still at home. Those situations will be decided on a case by case basis and will be decided during a meeting between you and department representatives reviewing the specific request. Generally, those situations will involve some type of personal issues that would require a greater police awareness around your residence.
The Morgan’s Point Resort Police Department allows and encourages citizens to ride along with our officers on a shift or part of a shift. In order to be considered, a person must be at least 18 years old with no criminal record. Application for a ride along must be turned in to the department at least 5 days prior to the requested date and time so that the department can adequately plan for the ride along. No last minute riders will be allowed.
The department shifts are 12 hours long so we do not expect that everyone would want to ride out for the entire time. A ride along should be planned for at least 4 hours to give you a good overview of what officer’s experience daily.
During the ride along, every effort will be made to keep you safe and secure - however, please understand that police work is inherently dangerous, and we cannot predict the type of calls that will be received during the time you are riding with one of our officers. If you have a preference for riding with a specific officer, we will attempt to accommodate that request but cannot guarantee your request.