SPCG Home Security Check Guidelines

​San Pedro Citizen Guard


Home Security Check is another service offered by the volunteers at SPCG. The basic functions of home safety checks patrol are to prevent crime by identifying and reporting on conditions and to deter crime by showing an area is fully covered by a security volunteer force.

This service is offered to San Pedro homeowners that are going away on vacation or business for an extended period of time and would like to have someone periodically look after their property.

Basic Duties & Responsibilities

SPCG home security check volunteers will select from a list of home check assignment opportunities as posted securely online. The home security checks will usually be available on a one check-in per day basis.  The homeowner may also request checks at specific times or the time may be left open and at your discretion.  The homeowner may request consecutive days but each volunteer assignment will be selected on a one-day basis. If the volunteer for instance wants to check on the same home for the five days requested, the volunteer would simply assign his or her name to each days assignment for that location.

Security volunteers are expected to:

  • Maintain an alert status at all times while on a Home Security Check.
  • Always dress appropriately. A uniform is not required.
  • Always wear the SPCG Volunteer ID Card. (Once you've signed up and been approved here as a SPCG volunteer we will send a SPCG ID card to the mailing address you submitted).   
  • Look for and report any suspicious activity immediately via phone to the homeowner's designated phone number left with the assignment or to the appropriate city or state agency if a crime is being committed at the property. Do not enter the premises under any circumstances.
  • Call the appropriate agency at the sound of any alarm and report on the situation.
  • Assist police officers with reports of unusual activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or other unusual or illegal occurrences if witnessed.
  • Under no circumstance should a volunteer enter a home. Usually a drive by with a quick look at the front of the property is all that is required.  Do not enter the back yard. You can create liability issues by entering the property.
  • Remember, your job is to observe and report if necessary.