Taking your dog for a walk? Be extra eyes and ears for the El Segundo Police. Join Paws on Patrol and receive a free Paws on Patrol bandanna, please call (310) 524-2274 for details. Report suspicious activity, people and cars to our non-emergency number at (310) 524-2760.
You and your best friend can be extra eyes and ears for the local police by reporting crime and suspicious activity, people and vehicles. Paws on Patrol lets you and your best friend to work in partnership with the police department to keep your neighborhood safe.
Who knows their neighborhood best? You do.
Be observant and don't hesitate to report suspicious activity and people in your neighborhood!
What is the goal of Paws on Patrol?
Let criminals know that dog walkers will report suspicious activity. When they know they are being watched and reported, criminals will avoid our city.
How does it work?
Be observant when you are out in your neighborhood walking your pet. Be aware of who and what is around you. Call the police when you see anything suspicious or if criminal activity is occurring in your walking area. It's that simple.
No Dog? No Cat? No problem!
Perhaps you don't have a traditional pet to walk, that's fine. We still need your help. Participate by reporting suspicious activity while you're out taking your daily walk.
When should I call 9-1-1?
Call the El Segundo Police Department anytime you feel a response is needed. REMEMBER-- you are NOT bothering us, and we're never too busy to investigate anything you feel is not normal. That's our job.
Call as promptly and accurately as you can when you see activity that doesn't feel or look right, or a person or a vehicle seems 'out of place.' Examples of suspicious activity include cars driving slowly with the headlights off; people sitting in a parked car watching activity in the neighborhood; cars following delivery vans; cars parked in unusual places; unauthorized people entering backyards or private property; people looking at houses; or, people looking into parked vehicles' windows or trying vehicle door handles.
What do I say to the 9-1-1 Operator?
First, program (310) 524-2760 into your cell phone. This will ensure your emergency call goes directly to the El Segundo Police Dispatch Center. Then, let the operator ask the questions, but have the following information ready to relay:
- What is the nature of the emergency?
- Where are you?
- Your information- who are you?
- Are you available to speak with an officer?
Your reporting helps us help you and keeps our community safe!