Operation Identification is a crime prevention project designed to protect your valuables from theft. In communities where it has been properly implemented, Operation ID has resulted in dramatic reductions in theft.
OPERATION ID HAS TWO PARTS
- First, mark your valuables with the Driver's License Number so your property can be easily traced and identified as yours.
- Second, register your name. Display a decal, which tells would-be burglars that your property has been marked.
WHAT MAKES OPERATION ID SO EFFECTIVE?
Marked property is difficult for a burglar to dispose of or re-sell. It can be traced to the rightful owner with relative ease. And, if the burglas is caught with the marked property, it is solid evidence of possession of stolen goods.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
At no cost to students, faculty and staff, electric engraving tools and decals are made available.
Your Driver's License Number should be used as your identifying mark on the valuables, which you engrave. The number should be engraved on an area that cannot be easily dismantled and keep a copy of the list in a safe place. If you should become a burglary victim, you will be able to quickly describe the stolen property from the list. This will be of great help to the Public Safety and Police Department in their attempt to recover stolen possessions. Once the property has been marked and a list made, display an Operation ID Decal on doors and windows, which might be used for entry. By advertising your participation in Operation ID in this way, you are announcing that your valuable property has been marked and will be difficult for a burglar to sell.