Watch Dogs


The Watch Dogs Property Check Service is a service offered by the Sheriff’s Office as time is available throughout the day and night. It is designed to give our citizens a greater peace of mind while they are away from their homes.

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The Watch Dogs Service Is

  • For resident owners of residential and business property
  • For residents of rental property which they do not own
  • For property within Charles City County
  • For citizens who are away from their homes for periods ranging from 2 to 60 days
  • A focused check on a vacant or homeowner absent property to deter crime
  • A service provided as emergency call volume permits

The Watch Dogs Service Is Not

  • For use by owners of rental property
  • For homes vacant or occupants absent for more than 60 days
  • A guarantee that the property is safe or that it will not be burglarized
  • A guarantee that the property will be checked
  • A substitute for an alarm system

Online Request Form