Residents of Richmond County, Georgia may soon have a better chance of getting back items that have been stolen from their homes. Check out the press release below to find out how to access a free online system.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office now provides an online system
to help citizens keep track of valuables
reportit.leadsonline.com helps Richmond County citizens safely and securely store important information that is useful in recovering property in the event of a loss or theft
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office encourages all residents to use a free 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, Lt. Blanchard says having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at reportit.leadsonline.com. "In a continuing effort to partner with the citizens of our Community, Sheriff Roundtree has implemented this program which will greatly assist in the return of stolen items and in the apprehension of criminals." Blanchard said.
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 Richmond County Sheriff's Office 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 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 Richmond County Sheriff's Office has used LeadsOnline for 3 weeks now and already has reported successes using the online investigations system. Using LeadsOnline, investigators have recovered stolen property for Richmond County and surrounding residents. Recently, the LeadsOnline system helped our Criminal Investigative Division recover and Apple IPad and a Taurus 357 pistol and six other items are pending investigation according to Lt. Jimmy Young of the Criminal Investigative Division.
Nationwide, recovered items have included valuable jewelry, cameras, construction equipment, iPods, tools, computers and GPS units. With information provided by LeadsOnline, police track down thieves, develop leads in numerous cases and make arrests. "One of our goals is to reduce property crimes within our area and this will help us to achieve our goal through better apprehension of criminals." stated Sheriff Richard Roundtree
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 Report It can register for the free service at reportit.leadsonline.com and begin building their personal property inventory list. Additional information will be on the Sheriff's new web site which is coming soon but for now you may visit their Facebook page.
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