COPS – Canines on Patrol

Canines on patrol logoCOPS, or Canines on Patrol is a new initiative being rolled out by Lincolnshire Police.

Similar to the “Neighborhood Watch” schemes, COPS is all about getting dog walkers to be vigilant and on the lookout for unusual or suspicious behaviour.

As dog walkers, we regularly visit the same places and take the same routes and so we’re quite well placed to spot something “different” on our route.

From suspicious cars to unusual behaviour, broken fences, open doors or even elderly neighbours who haven’t been seen out and about for a while – Lincolnshire Police are asking you to keep a look out for anything that seems out of the ordinary.


The COPS initiative aims:

  • To provide crime reduction advice to enable members to be aware of current incidents and operations.
  • To collate and act upon information received from members and other partners.
  • To enable members to safe guard their animals and personal possessions.

When you become a COPS member, you receive a welcome pack containing suspicious report cards as well as advice on how you can help your local police and what to look out for.

If you would like to find out more about the COPS scheme or how you can get involved, you can call 01522 558146.

Alternatively – you can pop in store on Saturday 15th March 2014. From 10am to 4pm, COPS will be in store to discuss the initiative and how you can play an important role in helping to reduce crime in the area.