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Online Tracking of Private Property
12/15/2014

The Albemarle County Police Department would like to share some valuable information about how you can document and protect your personal belongings. Should you become the victim of theft or fraud, it is incredibly important to have an inventory of your valuables. This is especially relevant around the holidays when many people are buying new electronics and gifts.

The ACPD is encouraging all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable personal property. Report-It is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables. Should the items ever be stolen, having this information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at reportit.leadsonline.com.

The Report-It service is a part of LeadsOnline, the online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. The Albemarle County Police Department uses LeadsOnline to help track and recover stolen property ---- everything from jewelry to sporting equipment to electronics, computers, cameras, and other items such as designer clothing, collectibles, and other items of personal worth. The system allows detectives to search for the items using a variety of parameters, including item descriptions and serial numbers.

Citizens can store an unlimited number of serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so items may be more easily identified in the event of theft. This record may also be important when filing claims with insurance providers in the event of loss. Citizens wanting to participate in Report-It can register for the free service at reportit.leadsonline.com and begin building their personal property inventory list.


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