PAWS ON PATROL: New Seattle Police program for dogs (and their people)

ORIGINAL THURSDAY REPORT: In the spirit of Block Watch, you might call this Bark Watch. Seattle Police Southwest Precinct crime-prevention coordinator Jennifer Danner sent this announcement that they are launching a new program called Paws on Patrol:

You can help prevent crime while you are walking your dog!

Paws on Patrol encourages dog walkers to serve as extra eyes and ears for the Seattle Police Department.

This program trains pet owners to prevent crime, as well as recognize and report suspicious activity.

Get a free SPD Paws on Patrol dog tag when you join (while supplies last)!

The SW Precinct will be hosting the Paws on Patrol launch event on Saturday, September 21st at 10 am.

So if you are interested – save the date!

ADDED FRIDAY: A clarification from CPC Danner: “I have received a lot of inquiries about Paws on Patrol (yay!). Thank you everyone for your interest! Just wanted to clarify- at this time there is no link to join, please plan to attend the launch event on Saturday, September 21st, to join! I will send out more details as we get closer to the event!” This will be the first precinct to test the program, by the way. And yes, you AND your dog will be welcome at the September 21st meeting.

6 Replies to "PAWS ON PATROL: New Seattle Police program for dogs (and their people)"

  • jackie August 15, 2019 (2:08 pm)

    OMG I can see some over zealous people jumping on-board already!

  • Seriously? August 15, 2019 (4:08 pm)

    Terrific. They can start with enforcement of leash and poop scoop laws! 

  • FTP August 16, 2019 (9:07 am)

    My dog will never narc.

  • Duke M. August 16, 2019 (11:06 am)

    I can just see the numerous “Officer, someone ditched their dog baggy in someone else’s yard!” every few moments after looking up from their cellphones XDHopefully situational awareness training will be provided. It’s not a common knowledge skillset.

  • WSB August 16, 2019 (1:39 pm)

    I’ve added a few clarifying points to the story above.

  • KM August 16, 2019 (2:33 pm)

    I’m down for it if the dog can wear a body camera and capture footage of all the drivers who fail to yield when we’re trying to cross the street…and then SPD does something about it (they don’t currently).

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