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Operation Identification is a nation-wide program of indelibly marking personal property with a unique identifying number as a means of discouraging burglary and theft. Operation Identification also permits positive identification of lost or stolen items. Communities where Operation Identification has been properly implemented show dramatic reductions in burglary and theft, and have aided in the recovery of stolen property. Operation Identification requires that participants do four things.
1) Make a list of all valuables and keep it in a safe place. The list should include a description of the item, the brand name, model and serial number.
2) Engrave drivers license number preceded by the prefix TX and followed by the suffix DL. Engraved number of a Texas resident looks like this TX12345678DL. If possible, property should be engraved in two places that are readily seen upon inspection of the item. Place the engraving where it cannot be easily removed or altered.
3) Photograph all valuables, especially if an item is hard to describe or impossible to engrave. Videotaping is an acceptable method of recording valuables.
What is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch is crime prevention groups which are organized around a block or neighborhood. Most of these programs are started with assistance from a law enforcement agency Most programs make use of volunteers who donate time, and perhaps some resources, and many have no formal budget or source of funding.
Neighborhood Watch Purpose I
In a society where both parents work, many neighborhoods are deserted during the day. Criminals notice this and take advantage of the situation. Law Enforcement also Notice and realized the the communities in which citizens observed and reported suspicious activity had lower crime rates. As a result, Police Chiefs and Sheriffs around the country implemented a program that incorporated neighborhood involvement in hopes that it would lower the crime rate. In 1972, the National Sheriff's Association started the Neighborhood Watch Program. As Communities began adopting the program and reporting success, the Neighborhood Watch Programs popularity grew.
The Ingleside Police Department will register and keep on file bicycle ownership and identifying information. The department provides registration stickers which may be placed on bicycles. To participate in the bicycle registration program bring your bicycle to the Ingleside Police Department. The information will be kept on file at the department in the event of lost or theft. Contact any Ingleside Police Department Officer.