House Watch

House watches provide the Lake County Sheriff's Office your contact information if you need to be reached while you are away on vacation. A random check of your residence is provided as time permits.  

Requesting a House Watch


If you are a resident of Lake County and receive law enforcement services from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, you may contact our 911 Communications Center at 847-549-5200. They will ask you a series of questions necessary to establish a House Watch.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office also recommends viewing “Preventing Burglaries - How to Protect Your Home (PDF)" published by the National Neighborhood Watch Program.