Farmington Hills Police to host new Paw Watch crime awareness initiativeon June 1st

Posted at 7:51 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 07:51:24-04

On Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m., the Farmington Hills Police Department’s Crime Prevention Section will host a Paw Watch meeting at Police Headquarters located at 31655 Eleven Mile Road, just west of City Hall.  


Paw Watch is a new crime awareness initiative where pet owners take an active role in keeping Farmington Hills one of the safest cities in Michigan.  At the kick-off meeting in April, more than 40 residents attended Paw Watch training and learned how to safely observe and report crime while walking their pets. 


At the training session on June 1, pet owners (pets do not attend) will learn techniques on how to observe suspicious activities or criminal behavior.  Participants will receive tips on what type of information the Police Department is seeking and learn how to report information to the Police Department in a way that helps officers respond to incidents.  In addition, participants will learn how to remain safe when they are out walking their pets.  


The Paw Watch meeting is open to all residents.  Every pet who joins the program will receive a Paw Watch bandana.  Light refreshments will be served and a special safety prize will be awarded in a raffle held at the end of the meeting.


To register or for further information about this new police-community partnership, contact the Crime Prevention Section at 248-871-2750 or