What to do if you see someone on your property via security cameras. Be Prepared!
This person has a second or summer house on Lake of the Woods, and have cameras on their house in another state, if they saw someone breaking into that other house or doing something that needed the police to show up, they tried calling 911 while here in Decatur and asked 911 to pass their call onto where the other house is. While in Decatur, our 911 call center does not have the capability to forward your call to another location. You will have to get a hold of your local law enforcement through other means. Also if you have cameras on your house here on LOW, and saw something while not in Decatur, you can call the Van Buren county Sheriff at 269-657-2006, if you are in the town of Decatur the police department phone number is 269-423-2171. When you see something happening on your cameras is not the time to figure out what number to dial for law enforcement, have it figured out ahead of time and written down. Also do not forget about the Van Buren County Sheriff house watch program that is available at no charge. Just go to the Van Buren County Sheriff website to sign up for this service. Below is some information on this service.
Security checks are available to Van Buren County citizens who will be away from their homes, businesses, or other facilities for extended periods of time. Deputies will periodically check the exterior of the premises. This service is offered to deter potential burglars while your premise is unoccupied. If your plans change and you return home ahead of schedule, please notify the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office at 269-657-2006 so the home security checks can be stopped.
Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.
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