Sign up now for new Potters Bar Dog Watch scheme
PUBLISHED: 06:20 06 August 2012
DOG walkers are being encouraged to be the eyes and ears of the community at a time when pet theft speculation is rife in Potters Bar.
Residents of both Potters Bar and South Mimms can enroll in a new police initiative called Dog Watch.
Rumours have spread across the town of potential thieves pinching dogs in Parkfield, and although the new scheme asks dog walkers to keep their eyes open for crime, it is not a direct response to the alleged incidents.
The scheme was launched by Pcso Chris Ramdeen, who has already signed up 20 members but is hungry to sniff out more.
He said: “A dog walker can be out and about at all times of the day so can be the eyes and ears of our community, as they often see or hear suspicious behaviour and they notice things out of the ordinary.
“Being part of Dog Watch is really easy and it won’t take up large amounts of your time.
“We ask members to keep us informed of anything they think is suspicious.
“They also report graffiti or damage to street furniture to the council.”
He added: “I would encourage anyone who walks their dog to get involved.”
Members will be given regular updates about how their information has helped improve the areas where they love.
“They’ll also be given crime prevention advice.”
There are Dog Watch membership forms at Maggie’s Pets on Cranbourne Parade, Pet Spectrum on High Street and The Village Pets on Southgate Road, or Pcso Ramdeen can be emailed at email@example.com
The scheme covers Potters Bar, South Mimms and Shenley.
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