The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office adopted a new program last year called Dog Walker Watch. The program involves getting the assistance of citizens to be extra eyes and ears for suspicious activity or crime occurring while out walking their pets. Dog walkers can be extremely valuable resources in helping to make our communities safer. Dog walkers are out during daytime as well as nighttime hours and all types of weather and they know their neighborhoods.

A dog walker may be walking their dog and see suspicious activity such as:

  • Someone peering into parked vehicles or pulling on door handles to see if they are unlocked.
  • Sounds such as breaking glass that could be someone vandalizing or burglarizing someone’s property.
  • People or vehicles that do not look familiar to the neighborhood.

If any suspicious activity is observed the dog walker can simply make a phone call from their cellphone  to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or if it’s an emergency 911 and report the activity. Don’t confront the person.


On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:00PM join deputies from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section at the Macon Dog Park located on Adams Street. Pets are welcome. For more information contact Judy Gordon at (478)803-2711, (478)751-2797 or