The Wheat Ridge Police Department (WRPD) Dog Walker Watch program will host its next Dog Walker Watch class at City Hall, Oct. 10 from 6-7 p.m. at City Hall (7500 W. 29th Ave). The free class is open to Wheat Ridge residents and dogs must be licensed.
The training is designed to help increase awareness of suspicious behavior or activity and determine what should be reported to police. Dog guardians/owners who attend training (dogs can stay home) will be presented with a certificate signed by WRPD Chief Brennan. Those participating in the training will also receive a special neckerchief for their four-legged companion to wear as they “patrol” the neighborhood on their daily walks as an Honorary WRPD K-9. Please leave your dogs at home for the class.
“This is a great way for residents and their four-legged friends to help local law enforcement as they do what they do every day, walk through the community,” said Wheat Ridge Police Chief Dan Brennan. “What we ask is if dog walkers see suspicious behavior like seeing someone attempting to open car doors along neighborhood streets, someone trespassing behind building/houses or cars driving around with their lights off after dark that they make a call to 911 or our non-emergency line. If your instincts are telling you something doesn’t look right it probably isn’t.” Register at http://www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/wrpddogwatch.1