Video: Call for dog walkers in Louth to help to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of the police

Dog walkers in Louth are being called upon to help to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of the police in the town.

Police were at Westgate Fields on Wednesday promoting the Lincs Alert community messaging system and the Canines on Patrol Scheme (COPS), an innovative local initiative to involve local residents in the fight against crime.

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COPS is another strand of successful ‘Watch’ schemes, such as Neighbourhood Watch and Farm Watch, which are proven deterrents against crime.

They hope dog walkers, who are often out early in the mornings and late at night, will help police by reporting suspicious activity and crimes that they see through the Lincs Alert website or by calling 101.

The event was attended by dog wardens from East Lindsey District Council, who offered a micro-chipping service throughout the day. Members of the public were also encouraged to sign up to the community messaging system, Lincs Alert.

Watch the video to see PCSO Dean Warrilow explaining more on how the Canines on Patrol Scheme actually works.