|Published:||Nov 28, 2012 6:56 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 28, 2012 6:56 PM EST|
If your leaving for the holidays, an extra eye on your home is never a bad idea.
"It gives the home owner a sense of security. They know that someone in law enforcement is going to be their neighborhood patrolling their house," says V.O.I.C.E Volunteer Gary Novatny.
Believe it or not, that option is available through the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
"It's a free program, it's not costing the home owner anything."
They are a team known as "V.O.I.C.E" volunteering their time to make sure the grinch does not come in while your away.
"We have found time where we have seen an open door or an open window, and that gives us a chance to get deputies out to make sure it secure."
Here's how it works:
A voice member starts by making sure your front door is locked. Next, your lanai door and your backyard is checked, followed by a walk around your home looking at the windows.
"You go home and think to yourself, that was really something cool, I did something that, you feel good about it, for yourself and the person you helped."
And if there is a problem, LCSO will contact you.
You must be gone for at least 3 days and up to 6 months to sign up for the checkup.
You can go to LCSO to fill out the paperwork.
It is free!