"Dog Walker Watch" Debuts in Local Suburb - NBC 10 Philadelphia

"Dog Walker Watch" Debuts in Local Suburb



    Crime prevention goes to the dogs in one local community. NBC10's Keith Jones tells us police in Lower Merion Township are asking dog walkers and their four-legged friends to help keep their eyes and ears out for a growing problem. (Published Thursday, March 27, 2014)

    Lower Merion is introducing a new community watch program Thursday night that they are hoping will lead to more eyes and ears on the streets.

    "Dog Walker Watch" is a partnership between Lower Merion Community Watch and Lower Merion Township Police that is designed to teach residents to be more aware and alert while out walking their pups. Officers will also train residents on how to effectively report suspicious activity.

    "Dog walkers can be a valuable resource in helping to make our community safer," said Matt Peskin, President at the National Association of Town Watch.

    Training for the "Dog Walker Watch" begins Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore on Greenfield Avenue.

    For more information on the training, click here.