Paws On Patrol
17 May 2012
Officers in south-east Ipswich are launching a new crime
prevention initiative involving dog walkers this weekend.
On Saturday 19 May, Ipswich South East Safer Neighbourhood Team
(SNT) in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council, is launching
'Paws on Patrol'. Dog walkers are encouraged to join the scheme to
help prevent crime and anti-social behaviour by reporting
suspicious activity, seen during their regular walks, to
To mark the launch the SNT is holding an event at Holywells Park
from 10am to 4pm. 'Local heroes' police dog handler PC Steve Jay
and his dog Aman will be attending between 10am to 12pm. Staff from
Highcliff Veterinary Practice will be present and offering free
canine health checks and advice. Pets at Home have also kindly
donated free dog products.
PCSO Jayne McCusker, who has organised the initiative with help
from PCSO Rob Stringer-Calvert, said: "Our aim is to make the
community safer by enrolling local dog walkers to be our eyes and
ears in their local area. We are asking for anyone that lives in
south-east Ipswich to come along to the event and find out
Members of the media are welcome to attend the event. Members of
the public can call 101 and speak with Ipswich
South East SNT for more information.
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