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Ask HPD: House Checks

Effective October 1, 2018, the Honolulu Police Department will stop providing house checks.* Due to the increasing use and wider availability of home security systems and surveillance cameras by homeowners, the HPD has discontinued its house check service.
The department encourages residents to take steps to secure their home and valuables at all times. Some measures, such as securing sliding glass doors and louvered windows or trimming hedges to increase street visibility, can be done easily at little cost. Other steps may require more planning. For information on how to prevent home burglaries and thefts, please go to

*Requests made prior to October 1, 2018, will be honored.

Q. How do I request an officer to check on my home?

A. We conduct what's called a house check. Residents who want a house check can call 911, non-emergency line, to make a request. House checks are always conducted by on-duty uniformed officers under certain conditions:
• The resident must be away from home for a minimum of five consecutive days.
• A home can be checked for a maximum of 30 days.
• The home must be unoccupied during the entire house check period.
• Open or indefinite return dates are not accepted.
• Only single family homes are checked. No stores, construction sites, apartments, condominiums, or townhouses. Houses that are for sale or rent or being fumigated will not be checked.

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