About Us

Summerland Home Watch is owned and operated by Brad and Michelle. Drawing on over 50 years of combined police work, we provide professional comprehensive inspections of your unoccupied home. Together we lead a team of experienced, reliable, and trustworthy professionals passionate about keeping your home safe and sound while you are away.

For many years friends and family have relied on us to look after their homes when they are away.  Summerland Home Watch felt like a natural extension of our professional careers.  In addition to our extensive backgrounds in policing, we both possess BC Security Licences and are licenced, bonded and insured.


Brad recently retired from the RCMP after twenty eight years of service. Much of this was with the Penticton Police detachment.  He continues to work as a Reserve Constable when needed.  During his career Brad was recognized for his leadership. He has received three commendations from the Commanding Officer of the RCMP for his outstanding work and twice he was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s award for Valour.  Brad has two grown sons and is a step father to a young son in Summerland.  Passionate about the outdoors, Brad and his family can regularly be seen on the local trails and lakes – hiking, fishing or hunting.  Brad is an avid hockey and football fan. Go Oilers and Eskimos!

Michelle grew up in the Okanagan. She left the interior to pursue a career in policing. In her professional career, Michelle has worked for the Vancouver Police Department in a number of positions and served with the Delta Police Department as a constable and a dog handler.

Ten years ago Michelle moved back to the Okanagan. Since then she has worked for both the Penticton and Kelowna police detachments. Michelle is the proud mother of an active 13 year old son, an outdoor enthusiast and a Vancouver Canuck’s fan. Being married to an Edmonton Oilers fan insures that life is never dull in Michelle and Brad’s household when the Canucks play the Oilers!


“We have had the pleasure of using Brad and Michelle’s Home Watch services for a number of years prior to their starting Summerland Home Watch. They are both professionals that have long tenured careers in law enforcement which provides an incredible level of trust and comfort leaving our home in their hands. We have used their services for short and long periods of time ranging from one week to three months and have looked after 3 different homes for us over the years varying from a large home with pool in Okanagan Falls and now our current home within the City of Penticton. They are familiar with our alarm systems and act as our emergency contact in our absence. They check our home every 3-4 days as defined by our home insurance policy. They check all rooms and doors to ensure the home is secure as well as check all areas relating to water to ensure there are no issues with any water leakage or changes with temperatures or the operation of the furnace and air conditioning as required.

If you are looking for a company that will provide you with peace of mind knowing your home is being well looked after, then we would highly recommend Summerland Home Watch.” – Bill & Paulette