News Review
Police Department recommends online system to track personal property
Posted Date: 8/19/2013

Reportitleadsonline.com helps city/county citizens safely and securely store important information that is useful in recovering property in the event of a loss or theft.

The Longview Police Department encourages all residents to use an online system that will help keep track of valuable --- and invaluable --- personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen, the Longview Police Department says having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. “Citizens who record serial numbers and keep track of their property are more likely to have that property recovered ,” explains Police Chief Jim Duscha. Citizens can access the site at https://reportit.leadsonline.com.

The ReportIt service is a part of LeadsOnline, the online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. The Longview Police Department uses LeadsOnline to help track and recover everything from jewelry and sporting equipment to electronics, computers, cameras, designer clothing, collectibles, and other items with invaluable personal worth. The system allows detectives to search for the items using a variety of parameters, including item descriptions and serial numbers. When an item is sold to a pawn or secondhand shop, the product information is entered in the LeadsOnline database and is immediately viewable by participating law enforcement agencies across the country.
The Longview Police Department has used LeadsOnline since January of 2013 and has reported successes using the online investigations system in recovering stolen property for Longview and surrounding residents. Recently, the LeadsOnline system helped detectives recover a projector from a local school burglary and solve a residential jewelry burglary. With information provided by LeadsOnline, police track down thieves, develop leads in numerous cases and make arrests.

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 come in handy when filing claims with insurance providers in the event of loss. Citizens wanting to participate in ReportIt can register for the free service at https://reportit.leadsonline.com and begin building their personal property inventory list.