Home Security Services

Contact our Department

  • Washington Township Substation 8190 McEwen Road 
  • Dayton, Ohio 45458 
  • Administration: (937) 433-0152 
  • Non-emergency: (937) 225-4357 

Home Security Audits

The township offers free Home Security Audits to residents who desire information and advice on how to improve the security of their home. A trained deputy will meet residents at their property to conduct a comprehensive review of interior and exterior security factors – including doors, windows, locks, lighting, landscaping and more.

Based on the audit, the officer will provide customized suggestions about how to improve home security. To schedule a Home Security Audit, email or call Deputy Jonathan Petry at 937-432-2758.

Vacation House Checks

Vacation house checks from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office can help improve your peace of mind the next time you're away from home. The service is free to travelers, whether they're leaving for a weekend getaway or a month-long journey.

House checks are done at least once each day while residents are away. Typically, deputies walk around the home, testing windows and doors and looking for signs of change.

How to Schedule Your House Check

Residents should make their request a few days before leaving town. Application for a house check can be made by completing the online form. Residents also may call 937-225-HELP(4357) and a dispatcher will collect their information.

Tips for a Secure Vacation

Some simple steps can help keep your home safe and secure while you're away. It's recommended that you take the following measures before you leave:

  • Make sure all windows and doors are locked
  • Look for ways to give the appearance that your house is occupied
  • Keep lights on inside and outside, preferably connected to timers
  • Have someone get your mail and newspaper, or stop delivery
  • Consider parking your car in the drive so that it appears you're at home
  • Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your home and to check inside from time to time
  • Provide a friend or family member with information about how to reach you while you're away