Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke wants people going on vacation to provide more information if they want officers to keep an eye on their property.
A form is available in the front office of the city building, from the police department, or from the city Web site.
“We have too many people who just call in and leave a message that they are going to be gone, but they don’t include the correct information,” Burke said.
He said that if residents were not able to get a form, they could call the department at 983-2133 and leave a message that they needed to talk to an officer about being away.
“An officer will return their call and get the necessary information,” Burke said. “There are just some basic things we need to know. It doesn’t take long to get it so that we can keep their property secure while they are gone.”