May 28, 2011
In an ongoing effort to help citizens reduce their chances of being the victim of property crime, the Frisco Police Department is encouraging the use an online service that can register and track property. The service, called LeadsOnline, is a free tool that allows users to record serial numbers and upload images of personal property like cell phones, electronics, jewelry, and other valuables.
"The great thing about LeadsOnline is that we as investigators use it to find people's property when it's stolen," explains Detective David Morris of the Frisco Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division. "When items are sold to pawn shops, the shops enter the information into LeadsOnline. That information is then viewable by law enforcement agencies across the country."
Investigators have cleared numerous cases by locating stolen property on LeadsOnline. It is the department's hope that by bringing an awareness of its effectiveness and use by police that more citizens will register their property and make it easier for police—and themselves—to locate stolen property.
If you are interested in participating and registering your property, please visit reportit.leadsonline.com or contact the police department's Community Services Division at 972.292.6145 for more information.