House Watch Program

If you are going on vacation or plan to be away from home for an extended period of time, the Edina Police Department's free House Watch Program can give you peace of mind.

Community Service Officers will conduct periodic exterior checks while you are away, monitoring your property for inappropriate activity or emergencies.

Enlisting the Police Department to keep an eye out for suspicious activity while you are away from home does not guarantee against loss, theft, damage or mischief, but it can be a useful deterrent to anyone who may be considering accessing your home for criminal purposes.

Whether or not you avail yourself of this free service, there are steps you can take prior to departing to safeguard your property:

  • Stop mail and newspaper delivery
  • Leave shades/blinds in normal positions
  • put automatic timers on lights; set the timers so they turn on and off at random times in different rooms
  • Leave a key with a trusted neighbor in case of an emergency
  • Lock all windows and doors
  • Have someone park a car in your driveway occasionally
  • Arrange to have your lawn mowed or driveway snow plowed
  • Shut and lock your garage door
  • Keep jewelry and other valuables in places other than the master bedroom (this is the first place burglars look)
  • Ask a neighbor to put out your garbage cans
Program Notes
  • Please note that enrollment does not create a special duty upon the Police Department to monitor your home. Visual inspections of your home's exterior will be conducted as time and staffing permits.
  • House checks are not conducted on homes that are occupied for any length of time during the homeowner's absence.
  • Enrollment is only open to homeowners who will be away for at least one week.

How to Enroll:

To sign up for the House Watch program, print and fill out the House Watch Request form.

Completed forms should be faxed to 952-826-1607, emailed to or mailed to:
Edina Police Administration
4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

For more information, call 952-826-1610.

Police Department

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
General: 952-826-1610
Emergency: 911

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more than forty years, the Edina Crime Prevention Fund has been a valuable community partner. The Fund is a proud contributor to many police department services and programs. Click above to visit the Crime Fund's website and see the complete list of the programs they support. 

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