Students promote Operation Identification
The Cornwall Community Police Service is pleased to announce the appointment of 2 summer students, Josée Ménard and Vanessa Bray. The students are working out of … pg. 58
The Cornwall Community Police Service is pleased to announce the appointment of 2 summer students, Josée Ménard and Vanessa Bray. The students are working out of the East End Station located at 330 Montreal Road and are tasked with promoting and implementing the Service’s Operation Identification Program. Sgt. Daniel Maillé explains that, “the program’s goal is to deter thieves from stealing property by increasing risk and reducing reward and to identify the owner of stolen property, which has been recovered by the police anywhere in Canada.” Upon request the students will assist private property owners or residents by engraving an Operation Identification number on specific property and create an inventory list. Furthermore, the students will provide the owner or resident with warning decals advertising participation in the program.
Owners or residents are reminded of the following:
-Don’t put stickers on doors or windows unless you have marked your property.
-Be sure to keep a record of your property, including serial numbers, in a safe place.
-For maximum deterrence, the identifica- tion number should be non-removable, readily visible and highlighted with a fluorescent marker.
-Items such as clothing and fine china cannot be engraved. For these articles, use a security pen.
-Have a jeweler engrave your identification number on watches, rings and other small valuables. These, and items such as heirlooms, may also be photographed for easy identification.
-Video recording may also be used to record details and close up images of valuable property, identification marks (if any) should be included.
Take the offensive! Operation Identification is one basis step in preventing theft. Good lighting, good locks and other security precautions should also be taken to prevent crime.
Once you have engraved your property, encourage your neighbor to do the same. The greater the program participation in your neighbourhood, the safer your property will be!
Should you wish to participate in Operation Identification, please feel free to contact the students by dialing (613) 9335000, ext. 2495 to schedule a home visit.