Stu­dents pro­mote Op­er­a­tion Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion

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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.

Sub­mit­ted­photo

Pic­tured(L-R)areSgt. DanMaillé,Vanes­saBrayandJoséeMé­nard.

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