Paw Watch dog walkers in Farmington Hills help police deter criminals

New anti-crime program kicks off in Farmington Hills

By Priya Mann - Reporter, Derick Hutchinson

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - The next time your dog is begging to be taken out, don't think of it as a walk, think of it as a patrol.

That's the idea behind a new anti-crime program in Farmington Hills. It's a case of everybody wins, whether you have two legs or four.

Farmington Hills police are calling on dog walkers to be extra eyes and ears for police. For dog owners, walks become part of the daily routine. Now that part of the routine can be used to watch for anything suspicious or something that just doesn't feel right.

Appropriately called "Paw Watch," the unique initiative was first implemented in Minnesota. After receiving rave reviews, police are giving it a try in Farmington Hills.

Anyone can become a Paw Watch volunteer. If you would like to sign up, contact Farmington Hills police at 248-871-2750 or

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