The Opération Tranquillité Vacances service from the police has swung back into action, and you can easily make use of it if you’re going on holiday over the summer and leaving your house empty.
Every year, the local police offer a free service to watch over your house or boat during their rounds.
This helps prevent burglaries, which is said to be especially likely in the months of July and August, according to the ONDRP (l’Observatoire de la délinquance et réponses pénales).
The service will keep watch over your property every day that you are away, including during evening and weekends.
Arranging protection is straightforward.
Simply take the form – along with proof of your address (a utilities bill, for example) – to the appropriate police commissariat or gendarmerie brigade for your area. Further details are available via the website.
You must give at least 48 hours notice ahead of your departure date.
Source: The Connexion