Do you walk your dog during the day or into the evening? Longmont Police could use your assistance. Longmont Police regularly receive tips from observant community members who pick up the phone to provide information about suspicious behavior. A great number of crimes are solved with assistance from the public.
For many residents walking their dog may seem like a routine activity, but for police this activity can serve as a crime-fighting tool. As a result, Longmont Police are continuing the “Dog Walker Watch (DWW)” program designed for residents who are out with their dogs while going about their daily activities. The 2015 DWW pilot program has been very successful with several suspicious reports called in by those dog walkers who attended the initial training last summer.
Examples of suspicious behavior might be people walking through backyards in an area in which they do not reside, looking in parked cars, or a person sitting in a vehicle out front of a residence that’s not usually there. Longmont Police Services staff will additionally teach residents how to provide descriptions of clothing and vehicles when they call.
The Dog Walker Watch program has no required time commitment other than the initial training residents are required to attend. A training is provided which teaches residents to be observant and steps to take when they encounter a suspicious situation as they go about their normal routines.
For additional information please email or call (303)774-4440.