WYNNEWOOD, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dog Walker Watch (DWW), a new crime awareness program founded by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW),
"There are millions of dog walkers around the country," said NATW Executive Director Matt Peskin, creator of the program. "Through Dog Walker Watch, we hope to convert many of those walkers to 'extra eyes and ears' for local police and sheriff's departments. Dog walkers can be an extremely valuable resource in helping to make our communities safer." Peskin added that dog walkers are out at all hours of the day and in all types of weather – and they know who belongs in their neighborhood.
Law enforcement officers will conduct one-hour training sessions during which citizens will be taught how to become more aware and alert while they are out on their normal walks. Also, officer will teach residents on how to effectively report suspicious activity to 9-1-1 using their cellphones.
Cities, towns and other organizations interested in additional information on Dog Walker Watch should visit www.natw.org/dog.
SOURCE National Association of Town Watch