Bibb sheriff’s office looking for crime-spotting dog walkers

Attention local dog walkers: The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office wants to put you on the lookout.

The office’s year-old Dog Walker Watch -- a program that uses dog walkers to be the “eyes and ears” of the community when walking their pets -- will regroup in a Tuesday meeting at 6 p.m. at the Macon dog park on Adams Street near Mercer University’s campus.

“Dog walkers can be extremely valuable resources in helping to make our communities safer,” according to a sheriff’s office news release. “Do walkers are out during daytime as well as nighttime hours and all types of weather and they know their neighborhoods.”

If dog walkers see any suspicious activity such as people looking into parked cars or pulling on door handles to see if they are locked, they can call the sheriff’s office from their cellphones at 478-751-7500, or in the event of an emergency, call 911.

Pets are welcome at Tuesday’s meeting. For more information, call Judy Gordon at 478-803-2711 or 478-751-2797. You also can email her at