Our Dog Watch scheme encourages dog owners and walkers to be the extra eyes and ears within the community.

You have the opportunity to spot anything out of place or suspicious while walking the dog – and report it to us.

This includes:

  • suspicious activity or vehicles
  • graffiti and vandalism
  • nuisance vehicles and speeding
  • antisocial behaviour
  • fly-tipping
  • dog fouling
  • hare-coursing
  • dog-related incidents
  • abandoned vehicles


We’ll give you advice on dog, home and property crime prevention, and you can also become part of the Essex Community Messaging System, which keeps you updated with news and events.

Lost and found dogs

Dog Watch members can also take part in helping to find lost dogs and reunite owners with found dogs. We work with DogLost, the lost and found dog service, which has reunited thousands of missing dogs with their owners.

Join Dog Watch

To ask about joining Dog Watch, please email us.