The Enhanced Patrol program is a public safety program to increase animal control presence and visibility in and near neighborhoods, parks and schools. The program has several goals. The first is to providing a deterrent to violations of the animal control ordinance through the increased presence of Animal Control Officers in targeted areas. Additionally it initiates and directs volunteer assistance in educating the neighborhoods about the responsibilities of pet ownership and identifying habitual violators.
Program coordinators determine the area to be identified for enhanced patrol activity. Enhanced Patrol actions are specific to the needs of the designated area to provide required interdiction. Activity may include, but not be limited to:
Throughout the year the program works with neighborhoods experiencing problems with unrestrained dogs. During the summer months the program focus shifts to ensuring safe use of parks and trails while in the fall special emphasis is given to proactively patrolling near elementary schools.