Pets on Patrol "fur" a Safer Lee County

In recognition of National Crime Prevention Awareness Month and Celebrate Safe Communities, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is excited to launch a brand new crime prevention program that encourages you and your four-legged friend to help us sniff out crime in your neighborhood.

 How often do you pay attention to your surroundings while out for a stroll with your furry companion?  Would you know what to do if you noticed a broken window on your neighbor’s property, a person or vehicle that stays in the same place for an unusual length of time, or heavy traffic going to and from a particular house? How about if you heard unusual noises such as a dog barking continuously, screaming, gunfire or the sound of breaking glass?

 As a member of our “Pets on Patrol” partnership program, you will be an extra pair of eyes and ears for our patrol deputies by learning how to recognize and report suspicious activity, people, and vehicles.  You will receive valuable crime prevention information to help you know what to be on the lookout for, how to effectively gather and communicate your information to law enforcement, and when to call 911 or our non-emergency number (477-1000) to report what you have seen or heard.

 For more information about the Sheriff’s Office “Pets on Patrol” program, look for our table at the Bell Tower Shops on Friday, October 12 from 6pm-8pm during Gulf Coast Humane Society’s Yappy Hour. You can also contact our Crime Prevention Section at 239-258-3280 or email us at