REDFORD, MI – The Redford Township Police Department encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable and invaluable personal property.
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“We’ve never had anything like ReportIt available to securely catalog this type of information online,” explains Crime Prevention Specialist, Greg Turner. “In case of theft, you’ll be able to tell officers exactly what was stolen, and because the items can be more easily identified, there is a better chance for item recovery.”
ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen, having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at reportit.leadsonline.com.
The ReportIt service is a part of LeadsOnline, the online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. The Redford Township Police Department uses LeadsOnline to help track and recover stolen property —- everything from jewelry to sporting equipment to electronics, computers, cameras, and other items such as designer clothing, collectibles, and other items with invaluable personal worth.
The system allows detectives to search for the items using a variety of parameters, including item descriptions and serial numbers. When an item is sold to a pawn or secondhand shop, the product information is entered in the LeadsOnline database and is immediately viewable by participating law enforcement agencies across the country.
Burlington North Carolina Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe adds that “one of the greatest strengths of this program is that the registration is off site. If there is a fire or your laptop is stolen, you will still have access to important serial numbers, which is both a powerful safety measure and could help drastically with insurance claims.”
Citizens can store an unlimited number of serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so items may be more easily identified in the event of theft. This record may also come in handy when filing claims with insurance providers in the event of loss. Citizens wanting to participate in Report It can register for the free service at reportit.leadsonline.com and begin building their personal property inventory list.
Visit reportit.leadsonline.com for a list of frequently asked questions.