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Crime fighting canines out to catch Morley’s criminals

Morley  NPT launch their Dog Watch scheme at Morley police station.Back L-R Gavin Jarrett (Leeds City Council Dog Warden),Diane Win?,Jo Taylor and Michelle Wilson. Front Emma Verity and Mya

Morley NPT launch their Dog Watch scheme at Morley police station.Back L-R Gavin Jarrett (Leeds City Council Dog Warden),Diane Win?,Jo Taylor and Michelle Wilson. Front Emma Verity and Mya

Criminals beware - canine cops and their owners have been drafted in by Morley Neighbourhood Policing Team to help sniff you out.

West Yorkshire Police have launched a Dog Watch scheme in Morley, aimed at encouraging dog owners to operate like a canine Neighbourhood Watch.

It is hoped the team will keep their eyes and ears open for anything suspicious in our parks and public spaces while out walking their four-legged friends.

There are Dogwatch schemes running across West Yorkshire making use of dog walkers who are often out and about at all times of the day and night and may see criminals in action.

Sgt Nick Haigh from Morley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This is an opportunity for dog walkers to play their part in fighting crime in their communities.

“So far they’ve been an untapped crime fighting resource but it could be something that they see when out walking their four-legged friends could help us solve a crime and bring someone to justice.

“By providing this useful information they will be helping improve their local area.”

All information will be shared with members so they’ll be up-to-date and know about any crime trends and what to look out for.”

Anyone wishing to join the Dog Watch scheme should contact PCSO Joanna Taylor at joanna.taylor@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or call into Morley Police Station.

 

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