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Paws on Patrol is a crime prevention scheme where dog owners register to be the 'eyes and ears' for their community while out walking their pets. They are not vigilantes, they simply provide the police and council with information which could help to make neighbourhoods safer.

By being on the lookout for incidents such as drug-dealing, fly tipping or dangerous dogs, it's hoped that Paws on Patrol will help to build community spirit, contribute towards the protection of their neighbourhoods, reduce the opportunity for crime and anti social behaviour and reduce the fear of crime especially in the vulnerable.

Paws on Patrol was launched by Safer Gloucester in May 2012. The initiative is now being taken up in other parts of the county. To join a team in your neighbourhood, select your area:


Forest of Dean



Page last updated: 11 January 2018