A NEW campaign has been launched to get dog walkers to help Daventry’s police.
The town’s safer community team wants dog walkers to be its eyes on the streets and report anything suspicious.
PC Gary Dolman said: “It’s a bit like a Neighbourhood Watch for dog walkers.
“We know that a lot of people have dogs and they take them for regular walks, often along the same routes all over Daventry once or more every day in some cases.
“They are ideally placed to spot things that are new, or that change, like something being dumped by a path, new graffiti, or a strange smell.
“In the past they might not have thought much about it and wouldn’t have reported it, but we want them to call the police on 101 and let us know.
“The TV they see dumped by the side of a path could have been taken in a burglary and we might be able to get forensic evidence off it. The smell might help us locate someone growing drugs.”
To launch the campaign students at William Parker School in Daventry were asked to come up with a poster design.
PC Dolman said: “We asked pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 to design something. There’s a winner in each year, and one overall winner for the actual poster design. Prizes were signed Cobblers shirts and two pairs of tickets for a game from Jackson Grundy.
“The final post design was excellent – far better than what I could have come up with!”