Today we visited Stevenage Police Station to interview Sergeant Ian Blundell and Sarah Sheldrick about the Dogwatch scheme.
'Borrowed' from the Met Police, this scheme is aimed at getting the local community, and in particular dog walkers, involved in making their area a safer place.
Stevenage is now the largest such scheme, with over 2,000 local people signed up.
Anecdotal evidence has shown that people involved in the scheme are more likely to report suspicious activity to the police.
We look forward to bringing you these articles soon.