Register valuables in free crime-prevention program

The 7th Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil and Phil­adelphia po­lice en­cour­age all res­id­ents and busi­nesses to re­gister for Op­er­a­tion Iden­ti­fic­a­tion, a free crime-pre­ven­tion pro­gram.

Par­ti­cipants are asked to com­plete an ap­plic­a­tion form on­line to re­ceive a set of tamper-res­ist­ant stick­ers to af­fix to their prop­erty of value, such as tele­vi­sions, com­puters, oth­er ap­pli­ances, cam­er­as, gam­ing sys­tems, bi­cycles, tools, cell phones and guns. Ap­plic­ants will also re­ceive a win­dow decal to ad­vise po­ten­tial burg­lars that you par­ti­cip­ate in the pro­gram.

Prop­erty stick­ers are numbered so that if the items are stolen and re­covered, po­lice will have a re­cord of the prop­erty own­er. This is use­ful be­cause it makes it easi­er for au­thor­it­ies to pro­sec­ute burg­lars and thieves for spe­cif­ic crimes. Also, la­bels make it dif­fi­cult for the crook to re­sell or dis­pose of stolen prop­erty. These factors are in­ten­ded to de­ter crim­in­als in the first place.

Res­id­ents and busi­nesses with­in the 7th Po­lice Dis­trict can re­gister for the pro­gram dir­ectly from the 7th PDAC web­site, www.7th­p­

Res­id­ents and busi­nesses with­in oth­er dis­tricts can use www.philly­po­ or ap­ply by vis­it­ing their loc­al po­lice dis­trict. ••

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