Operation ID

While many of us our spending extra time at home, take the opportunity to do an inventory of your house. After a crime, fire, or other emergency, it is often hard to remember all your property. Here are some suggestions on creating a list.

Make an Inventory of Your Belongings
  • Go through each room one at a time. Remember, the more detailed the better.
  • Use our online inventory form or an electronic inventory app. Many insurance companies offer them.
  • It is important to have the brand name, model and serial number of each valuable.
  • Take pictures of items, especially ones without serial numbers like jewelry or art.
When Your Inventory is Complete
  • Make a copy and keep it in a safe place. Consider keeping one in a secure location at home and in a safe deposit box. Some people store it on the cloud.
  • Update the list when you make new purchases of valuable items.
  • Consider marking your property with an owner-applied number, this can discourage thieves.
Marking Your Property
  • Marking helps law enforcement in identifying your property and returning it to you.
  • Engraving is a great option that will deter thieves. Use your driver’s license number or create a unique number.
  • Your neighborhood can join together to purchase an engraver.
  • Mark items like computers, cameras, guns, power tools, bicycles, etc.
Credit Card Safety
  • Make a list of all your credit cards with account numbers and contact information.
Register Your Bike
  • Help OPD return your bike to you if it’s recovered. Register it online and don’t forget to take a picture.

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