Home and Business Safety
Home security checks
The Sheriff's Office provides free vacation security checks to Montgomery County citizens who will be away from their homes, businesses or other facilities for a period of time. Deputies will periodically check the exterior to deter potential burglars and provide additional security.
Home security check instructions
The citizen requesting the check will need to complete a standard security check form. This can be done over the phone or in person.
The form lists information that the Patrol Deputies will need in order to provide special checks during the specified time period, up to 30 days.
You should be prepared to give the following information:
- Your name
- Your address
- Phone number
- Reason for check
- Length of time of the checks
- Type of premises
- Is there an alarm system?
- Will any lights be on?
- Have keys been left with anyone? If so, we also need their information.
- Will anyone have access to the premises? If so, who?
- In case of an emergency, do you wish to be notified by a collect call? If so, the number is needed.
You will also need to call the Sheriff's Office at (540) 382-6915 and let us know as soon as you return.
If you need more information about security checks, contact the Sheriff's Office at (540) 382-6915.
Business Security Survey
Crime Prevention Specialists can conduct security surveys for homes and businesses in Montgomery County, outside the townships of Blacksburg and Christiansburg (town residents may contact their local police department). This free survey helps to educate business and homeowners of potential weak spots that criminals often target. The survey also explains ideas for better lighting, landscaping and locking systems. Contact the Sheriff's Office via e-mail
for more information.