SAVANNAH, GA (December 23, 2015): With the holiday gift-giving season upon us, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department urges citizens to take advantage of Reportit, an online database to track inventory of valuables, so thefts do not put a damper on the holiday spirit.
Citizens can access this database by visiting http://savannahpd.org/reportit/ where there is direct link to the Reportit website. This database can be used to record serial numbers and upload scanned receipts and images of valuables. Items such as jewelry, sporting equipment, electronics, designer clothing, collectibles or any item deemed valuable by the owner should be input into the website’s database.
ReportIt is a part of LeadsOnline, an online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. SCMPD can use this system to search for the items using parameters such as product descriptions and serial numbers. When an item is pawned or sold to a secondhand shop, the product information is entered in the LeadsOnline database and is immediately viewable by participating law enforcement agencies nationwide.
“During the holidays we receive gifts and purchase gifts for our loved ones,” said Maj. Larry Branson, commander of SCMPD’s Patrol Division. “ReportIt is a tool we can use to keep inventory and document these gifts in the event of theft. The good thing about it though, is that we can use this all year round in tracking new valuables.”
Law enforcement agencies across the nation have used LeadsOnline to recover thousands of dollars in stolen property, track down thieves, develop leads and make numerous arrests. These records may also be useful when filing claims with insurance providers in the event of loss.