Mukilteo police to launch new ‘Paws on Patrol’ watch program

Jun 18, 2014

The Mukilteo Police Department has a new crime awareness program that asks dog walkers throughout the city to serve as police officers’ extra “eyes and ears.”

The National Association of Town Watch recently presented the notion of creating Dog Walkers Watch groups throughout the U.S.

Why dog walkers? Because they are out walking their dog(s) throughout the city all hours of the day and in all types of weather.

Officer Colt Davis is looking to create a “Paws on Patrol” Dog Walkers Watch group.

“The “Paws on Patrol” watch group is similar to a Block Watch group, but instead of focusing on one neighborhood, it encompasses the entire city and encourages involvement from all residents,” Colt said.

While residents are out taking their dogs on walks, they can also watch for suspicious activity.

Want to join the program? Davis will be training dog walkers on what to watch for in an hour-long session at 6:30 p.m. on July 1 at City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo. Bring your dogs with you for this outdoor meeting.

Davis will also cover how to best report suspicious activity when calling 911 from a cellphone.

Contact Officer Colt Davis at crimeprevention@ci.mukilteo.wa.us or 425-263-8100 to RSVP.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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