Farmington Hills PD introduce "Paw Watch" crime prevention program

Posted at 8:37 AM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 10:33:31-05

If you're a dog owner in Farmington Hills, the police say they can use your help in preventing crime. It's all part of a unique initiative called Paw Watch, where police teach pet owners how to sniff out illegal activities. 

Farmington Hills is known to be the second safest city in the state, but to keep it that way, police say they're looking to engage the people they believe are the eyes and ears of the community. 

This will be the first Paw Watch program to launch state of Michigan, but it's an idea that's been working for police departments elsewhere in the country.

The Farmington Hills Police Department is expected to give its first free class in April, though the date has not been set.

If you're interested in signing up, you call their Crime Prevention line at 248-871-2750.