As many residents prepare for summer vacations, the Folsom Police Department’s Citizens Assisting Public Safety (CAPS) volunteers are gearing up to patrol and check on homes where the property owners are away. The vacation checks are offered free of charge to Folsom residents. As often as once a day, a CAPS volunteer will walk the perimeter of the home, check doors and windows to make sure they are locked, and remove any advertisements or packages from the front porch. If they see a problem, they’ll notify you and, if appropriate, will have a police officer respond. Vacation check applications are available at www.folsom.ca.us/police or at the Folsom Police Department, 46 Natoma Street.