Operation identification (Operation ID) is a crime prevention program that encourages members of the KSU community to mark their property with an identifying number as a means of discouraging burglary and theft. It also provides police with a way to identify property should it be stolen and recovered. In communities where it has been properly implemented, Operation ID has shown dramatic results in burglary and theft reduction.
WHAT MAKES OPERATION ID SO EFFECTIVE?
Marked property is difficult for a burglar to dispose of and it can be traced to the
rightful owner with relative ease. If a burglar is caught with marked property, it
is solid evidence of possession of stolen goods.
After marking your property, make a list of your valuables, and keep a copy of the list in a safe place. If you should become a burglary victim, you will be able to quickly describe the stolen property from the list.
OPERATION ID HAS TWO BASIC COMPONENTS
- Write or engrave your valuables with your driver's license number (do not use social security number) so your property can be easily identified as yours.
- Write or engrave in two locations:
- One that can easily be seen.
- One that cannot easily be seen.
Register your property using the Operation ID Form.
NOTE: If you need to register a bicycle, please come by either KSU PD location to do so and receive your registration sticker.
HOW TO REGISTER YOUR ITEMS WITH KSU PD:
Complete an Operation ID Form so that if stolen you will have the necessary identifying information, such as serial
numbers. Once you complete the Operation ID Form and submit it to KSU PD this will be of great help to police in their attempts to
recover stolen possessions.
Only items with original manufacturer's serial number can be registered.
Contact Kennesaw State University Police:
Text Line: 770-356-3866