Dogwalkers urged to to join fight against crime in Lincolnshire
AN event is being held in Boston to promote the Lincs Alert community messaging system and the Canines on Patrol (COPs) scheme.
This local innovative is aimed at involving local residents in the fight against crime.
The event takes place on February 2 and 3 at Witham Country park, Tattershall Road, between 9.30am and 2pm on both days.
PCSO David McPherson said: "Dog walkers are a section of the community who are in an excellent position to spot suspicious activity and to report those suspicions to the police.
"Dog owners tend to be out walking their pets late at night or early in the morning and often follow the same route so are able to easily able to spot when something is amiss or out of the ordinary. COPs is all about local residents looking after the area where they live and giving the community a means of communication to share latest alerts and crime prevention advice."
The mobile police station will be used as a base by the neighbourhood policing team and the Anti-Social Behaviour team from Boston Borough Council. Also in attendance will be the RSPCA and a local vet practice, who will be offering a dog micro-chipping service. Members of the public will be encouraged to sign up to Lincs Alert and those who do will have their names entered into a draw to win 'doggy prizes', courtesy of Pets At Home and Animal Magic, of Emery Lane in Boston.