House Checks

The Apex Police Department provides a free property security check for citizens who will be away from their residence for an extended period, not to exceed 30 days. This program is a public service to help safeguard citizens' property and allow the department to notify homeowners in the event of a problem regarding their residence.

As part of the program, registered homes are periodically checked by the department during the homeowner's absence. Police officers patrol the property to ensure the home is secure and that the windows and doors are locked and undamaged. If an officer discovers that the residence has been broken into or a crime has occurred, the designated “emergency contact” will be notified so the residence can be secured and appropriate police action taken. This service does not include feeding animals, watering plants, picking up mail and/or newspapers or similar types of activity. Residents are required to call the Apex Police Department once they return home.  

The following homes are not eligible for this service:
  • Occupied homes (i.e. have a house sitter or resident staying there during the homeowner’s absence)
  • Rental properties Vacant homes (i.e. homes with no one living in them)

Qualifications for Property Security Check Program

In order for a citizen to qualify for this program, the following must be met:
  • Residence must be within the incorporated limits of the Town of Apex
  • A fully completed Property Check Request Form must be submitted to the department  

Property Check Form

Please download the Property Check Form and submit the completed, signed form by delivering or mailing it to the Apex Police Department at 205 Saunders Street Apex, North Carolina 27502. If you are unable to download the form, you may come to the Apex Police Department to pick up a form. 


If you have any question regarding the Property Security Check Program, please contact the Patrol Division Commander, Captain C. Blair Myhand by email or by phone at 919-249-3445.