Going on a summer vacation? Now you can plan on a little extra peace of mind while you’re away. As a Folsom resident, you have the advantage of complimentary vacation checks offered by the Folsom Police Department. As staffing permits, Folsom Police Department volunteers will check the exterior of your home while you’re away, making sure doors and gates are secure and any unwanted papers or advertisements are removed from the front porch. If they see a problem, they’ll notify you and, if appropriate, will have a police officer respond. To take advantage of this service, complete an application at least a month before your departure date. Applications are available at www.folsom.ca.us/police or the Folsom Police Department, 46 Natoma Street.