Police Chief: Officers Did Home Checks All Weekend

lawson pesach msg 2012 tlsAfter posting about the Lakewood Police Department’s offer to check your home while away for Shabbos Chanukah, the LPD was flooded with calls, Police Chief Rob Lawson tells TLS.

The department received nearly 100 calls from residents who wished to have their homes checked on while they were away on vacation, the Chief says.

“The officers were hopping from one to the next all weekend,” the Chief said.

There were no burglaries in the monitored homes, the Chief says, and there was only one report of a burglary over the weekend at a residence to which the doors were left open.

The Chief also thanked TLS for getting the word out about the offer, which was announced prior on a robo call but prompted no call-ins to the LPD.


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  1. Thank you to Police Chief Lawson and the entire corps of Lakewood Police for the superb, unparalleled service you provide our community today and every day. We acknowledge and appreciate your efforts, which are above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you for being community-friendly and, when appropriate, culturally sensitive. We all benefit from that. Bravo!!

  2. Thanks so much to all the police that watched over our house while we were away! My neighbors who stayed home could not believe how many times the police cars came by to check on our house. We really appreciate your efforts and tremendous devotion to keeping this town safe! It was way above and beyond what any town anywhere would do for their residents!
    Happy Holidays to all!

  3. Thank you for your dedicated service. I put my address on the list and had peace of mind while away. My neighbors saw police come to my house on Friday and Saturday to check it out. Thank you!!

  4. Thank you so much lpd for taking care of us always and going beyond to make sure we and our houses are always safe!! People in other towns and other states couldn’t believe when they heard about this phenomenal service! Thank you!

  5. Unreal that personal houses were checked. Officers had to check 100 houses???? How did this leave time to check the rest of the town??? They had to go house to house? Unbelievable

  6. I appreciate our Lakewood police force especially Chief Lawson. However since it says “Al tiftechu b’nidivim” I decided to place my trust in Hashem and my mezuzos when I went away this past weekend.

  7. @ My Take,
    Your the guy who’d ignore help during a crisis because he’s waiting for Hashem to send help. Remember that mashul? It’s called Hishtadlus.

  8. You are exceptional lpd! Thank you for going out of your way and doing things that other places wouldn’t think of doing. Thank you for caring so much!!

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