Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Crime Prevention Tip of the Week

Now that you've gotten that new piece of electronics, sports equipment, jewelry, etc., take a few minutes to add it to your property inventory list. Document it by recording the make, model, serial number, description and take a photograph of it. Then engrave it with your driver's license number. Engravers are available to check out from the Mesa Library. With jewelry specifically, record where it was purchased (if you know), a detailed description and photograph it to show its detail since it can't be engraved. If your property is ever stolen and recovered by police, having your driver's license engraved on it will help police return it to you quickly. Having a detailed description and photograph of your jewelry will help in the identification and return process as well.

If you don't have an inventory program, there are many free ones you can download; search 'free home inventory.'  Some even have an App to go along with the PC-based program. More information on the Operation Identification program can be found here.