Police: Summer a Good Time for Citizens to Participate in Operation I.D.

Posted/updated on: June 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

thumb_police-longview-shieldLONGVIEW — The Longview Police Department encourages its citizens to participate in the ongoing Operation Identification program. Operation Identification (Operation ID) is a citizens’ burglary prevention program for use in homes and businesses. The program involves marking property with an identifying number or numbers, or letters, as a means of discouraging burglary and theft. It also provides police with a way to identify property should it be stolen and recovered. Police say in communities where it has been properly implemented, Operation ID has shown dramatic results in burglary reduction. Operation ID has also been instrumental in the recovery of citizens’ property and the arrest of suspects, according to police.

If a citizenís property is marked properly and is stolen or found and turned in to the police department, the likelihood of the citizen getting his or her property returned increases dramatically, according to officials. Each year the Longview Police Department receives thousands of pieces of stolen property. Police say only a small portion of that property is returned to the victim through proper identification.

For more information on this program offered by the Longview Police Department, you can contact Sgt. Chris Clark at hclark@longviewtexas.gov or (903)237-1199. You can also contact Police Area Representative Sgt. Larry Webb by email at lmwebb@longviewtexas.gov to find out the PAR Officer for your area. Visit http://www.Longviewpolice.com For more information on this and a variety of other programs offered by the Police Department.

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