Do you have a dog? Do you walk your dog? Bellevue Police want you two to become your neighborhood’s newest crime-fighting duo in Bellevue. Bellevue Police officially launched Paws on Patrol with a dog party at Wilburton Hill Park Tuesday evening. Paws on Patrol is a crime prevention partnership between the police department and dog walkers.
The program is simple when you are out walking your dog be aware of what’s going on around you. “We get so busy in our daily lives that even when we’re walking our dogs, we’re chatting on our phones, texting or surfing the net,” says Crime Prevention Detective Jeff Borsheim. “We’re asking Paws on Patrol volunteers to be aware of their surroundings and look for suspicious activity while you’re walking your dog. If you notice anything unusual, report it.” Already, more than 100 residents and their dogs have signed up to help be on the lookout for crime.
Paws on Patrol volunteers receive basic training on how to spot and report suspicious activity and your pup gets a special “Paws on Patrol” tag. With tens of thousands of people out walking their dogs at all hours, it’s the perfect way to get more eyes and ears out there to help prevent crime.
If you’d like to volunteer for Paws on Patrol, you can apply here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Crime Prevention Officer at (425) 452-6915 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.