Operation ID is a citizen's burglary prevention program for use in homes and businesses. The program involves the marking of property with an identifying number as a means of discouraging burglary and theft. In communities where it has been properly implemented, Operation ID has shown dramatic results in its ability to reduce burglaries.
How Does it Work?
The program has two parts. First, mark your valuables with your driver's license number so that your property can be easily traced and identified as yours. Second, display a sticker that tells your would-be burglars that your property has been marked and identifiable by law enforcement agencies.
How Can I Participate?
To participate in Operation ID, simply stop by the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office to obtain an Operation ID enrollment packet.
How Do I Engrave my Property?
Your drivers license should be used as your identifying mark on the valuables you engrave. A typical marking should look like this "LA123456789". The driver's license number should be engraved on an area that cannot be easily dismantled, and which is not easily seen.
After marking your property, make a list of your valuables and keep a copy of the list in a safe place. If you should ever become a burglary victim, you will be able to quickly describe the stolen property from the list. This will be of great help to the police in their attempts to recover the stolen property. Once property has been marked and a list made, display an Operation ID sticker at doors and windows that might be used for entry. By advertising your participation in Operation ID in this way, you are announcing that your valuable property has been marked and will be difficult for a burglar or thief to re-sell. Often the presence of the ticker alone is enough to deter a would be burglar.