Paws on Patrol


Elk Grove Police Department (EGPD) is harnessing the power of local pet owners through a new community watch program called Paws on Patrol. EGPD Officers want to connect with the hundreds, if not thousands, of dog walkers in Elk Grove to help sniff out suspicious activity.  

Based on the success of our Neighborhood Watch Program, this program relies on residents who may be more familiar with their neighborhoods than their beat officer to be an extra set of eyes, ears, and paws in fighting crime.  The ultimate goal of the program is discouraging crime before it happens.  

Paws on Patrol requires no extra commitment beyond an individual’s regular walking schedule.  Our next Paws on Patrol meeting will be on Thursday, August 31, at 6 PM, at the Elk Grove City Council Chambers (inside the EGPD, at 8400 Laguna Palms Way). During this meeting, we will discuss how to be aware of your surroundings, how to identify suspicious activity, and how to contact the police when something isn’t right. It is free to attend, and you do not need to RSVP. For additional information, please email or call (916) 478-8122.