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South River Police Department
Thursday June 23rd, 2022 :: 09:00 a.m. EDT


Unoccupied Residence Check Program

Are you vacationing or travelling soon? Would you like an officer to check on your residence while you’re away? The South River Police Department is reminding residents of our Unoccupied Residence Program.

As part of this free program, South River residents can complete and submit a form to let us know when a residence will be unoccupied. A police officer will then check on your home as time permits during his or her normal patrol duties.

This form also allows you to make us aware of any vehicles which will be at the residence, provide us with your contact information, and let us know if any friends or relatives will be checking on your residence while you’re away.

The Unoccupied Residence Form can be downloaded by visiting or picked up at Police Headquarters located at 61 Main Street. Once completed, the form can be faxed to us at 732-613-6103 or dropped off 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Police Headquarters.

If you return earlier than indicated on the form or your return is delayed, please be sure to let us know by calling 732-238-1000.

Please note that this program is intended for residences which are unoccupied due to short-term travel or vacation plans. It is separate from the Borough of South River’s long-term vacant property ordinance.

Our Unoccupied Residence Program is one of many no cost programs offered to residents by the South River Police Department. Other programs include:

  • Project Medicine Drop
  • Child Safety Seat Inspections
  • Home Security Inspections
  • Operation Blue Angel
  • Special Needs Registry
  • Business Registration Program
  • Anonymous Tip Line & Online Report-it Form
For more information on these programs as well as the many community events our department offers throughout the year, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit us online at

South River Police Department
61 Main St
South River, NJ 08882

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-238-1000

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