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Engrave These Possessions •


Stereo Equipment



CD/MP3 players


Kitchen Appliances


DVD players

Car Stereos

Tools (hand and power)



La Junta Police Department Invite the citizens of

Engrave or photograph these items •






La Junta To Join Operation Identification

La Junta Police Department

Chief Todd Quick

What is Operation

What Number Should I Use?

Follow These Tips


Mark your valuables with the letters CO and then your Colorado Driver’s License or ID Number.

Practice using the engraving tool before you mark your property.

Be sure to engrave the complete Operation Identification number.

Identify your property as conspicuously as possible. (On some valuables, it’s wise to engrave a second number in an inconspicuous spot for added security.)

When engraving, hold the tool in an upright position-not at a slant.

The engraving tool has depth adjuster. To adjust for hard surfaces, such as metal, adjust the knob to the loudest position.

Make a record of the property you mark and keep it in a safe place.

Operation Identification is a nationwide program designed to discourage burglary and theft of valuables from your home and other locations and provide away for you to easily identify stolen property. It has dramatically reduced crimes in communities where the majority of citizens have joined the program because it reduces the profit of crime. Most burglars steal valuables for resale. But if you make all items wit permanent identification numbers the burglar will be unable to sell them to his “fence” or other underground sources. Thus, if criminals know all valuables in your home are marked, they will look for easier and more profitable victims. Operation identification works even if your property is stolen or lost. It helps the police contact you when property is recovered and lets you identify is so it can be returned to you.

If you do not have a Colorado Driver’s License or ID Card, use any number or marking that only you would know. The number should be engraved on an area that cannot be easily dismantled, and which is easily seen.

After marking your property, make a list of your valuables and keep a copy in a safe place. If you should subsequently 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 your stolen possessions.

The engraved number will also allow police to enter the stolen article into the National Crime Information Computer and the Colorado Crime Information Computer (NCIC/CCIC) as stolen. If another law enforcement agency comes across your stolen property and clears it through NCIC/CCIC, they will know that it is stolen and will be able to identify it as your and return it to you.

Electric engravers can be purchased at any hardware store.

Operation Identification  

How to mark your personnal belongings to assist police officers in future theft investigations.

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