Dog walkers to sniff out crime under new Bexley police scheme

PUBLISHED: 16:13 10 December 2013 | UPDATED: 16:13 10 December 2013

Dog walkers are being asked to sniff out suspicious goings-on in their area under a new scheme by Bexley police.

Similar to a neighbourhood watch, Dog Watch encourages dog walkers to report any unusual sights.

More than 50 people have already enquired about signing up to the scheme, members of which will receive a membership card of necessary contact numbers.

Sgt Mark Rudd said: “As dog walkers tend to be out and about throughout the day … they’re more likely to see or hear things relating to crime or anti-social behaviour in their area.”

Police will also be security-marking power tools at Sidcup Christmas Festival, in Sidcup High Street, from 10am on Saturday, as part of an anti-burglary initiative.

People can join Dog Watch at the festival or at the scheme’s launch event at Pets At Home, in Crayford Road, Dartford, from 10am tomorrow (Friday).

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