Dallas Police Department is promoting its Operation Identification program as
one of its many efforts to reduce crime. Operation Identification encourages
people to engrave or permanently mark their valuable property with their
driver’s license or Texas identification number. Marking property aids in the
recovery of lost or stolen property and its return to the rightful owner. It
also helps in the prosecution of criminals and deters further crime.
Marking your property with an engraving pen makes
it very difficult for a thief to remove the number. Electric engravers may be
purchased at a hardware store or borrowed from your local Dallas Police
substation. Valuables that cannot be marked with an engraver, such as jewelry or
heirlooms, should be photographed. People should also keep a written inventory
of their valuables, including brand and model names along with the serial
numbers, dates of purchase and cost.