Engrave your valuables with your driver's license number so your property can be easily traced and identified as yours. Please note - If your driver's license is your social security number, we strongly recommend you
a) Do not use your social security number
b) Obtain a SC Identification Card from the DMV, which has a generic number and does not expire
Engrave your property as follows: SC/123456789 (example only)
Engrave in two location
1) One location easily seen
2) One location not easily seen or hidden
Photograph all your property, and keep photos on a computer or flash drive for future reference. Jewelry should photographed with an ID card and ruler to show size.
Display the Operation Identification sticker in your home or business door and windows showing the potential burglars your property is marked. Often, this will deter a burglar from your home/business.
Electric engravers can be purchased at a local hardware stores, or can be borrowed at your closest HCPD precinct.
Mark These Possessions
These items listed below are the most commonly stolen items from homes, businesses, and vehicles.
Lawn Mowers and landscaping equipment
Car audio equipment
Camcorder or video recording devices
DVD / Blue Ray Players
Golf clubs and equipment
Guitars and musical equipment
Tools (power and hand)
Household Appliances (Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Stove, Microwave)
Fishing Rods, reels, and equipment
Anything else you feel is valuable should be marked, photographed, and logged on the inventory sheet.
Personal Property Inventory sheet