Walk your dog, prevent crime in Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills dog owners will on May 2 learn how to combine their daily walks with crime prevention through the Farmington Hills Police Department’s Paw Watch program.

The 6 p.m. meeting will be held at Police Headquarters, 31655 W. 11 Mile Rd.

A crime awareness initiative, Paw Watch helps community pet owners take an active role in keeping Farmington Hills one of the safest cities in Michigan. Since the training first began in April 2017, more than 100 residents have enrolled in the Paw Watch program and learned how to safely observe and report crime while walking their pets.

At the training session on May 2, pet owners (pets do not attend) will learn how to observe suspicious activities or criminal behavior, find out what type of information the Police Department is seeking, and get tips on how to report information that helps officers respond to incidents. Participants will also learn how to remain safe when they are out walking their pets.

The Paw Watch meeting is open to all residents. Every pet who joins the program will receive a Paw Watch bandana. Light refreshments will be served and a special safety prize will be awarded in a raffle held at the end of the meeting.

To register or for further information, contact the Crime Prevention Section at 248-871-2750 or crimeprevention@fhgov.com.

Press release