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Marking your property makes it easier to recover!

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The 'Dot Peen' machine that can mark a whole range of different properties

A new tool for protecting your property is being introduced by Durham Constabulary.

The Constabulary’s Neighbourhood Policing teams now have access to a new system for marking property discretely and permanently. This means that if it is stolen, it will be possible to identify the owner when it is recovered.

Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, Ron Hogg, said “the new system stamps a number onto items such as farm tools or equestrian equipment, and it can also be used to protect games consoles, mobile phones and other things which might be stolen”.

Chief Inspector Steve Ball, Police lead for rural issues, added “people can also record details of the property they own on the national Immobilise database. When property is stolen, the Police use the Immobilise database to show which property belongs to which individual. That makes it much easier for the police to reunite people with their property after it has been stolen”.

During September 2017, Ron Hogg will be highlighting a range of issues relating to rural policing on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The new property marking system will be on display at Stanhope Show on Saturday 9 September. Ron Hogg and a Police Officer will be available for photographs and interviews at 11.30am.

Please confirm that you will be attending by contacting Emma Newman, at pcvcmedia@durham.pcc.pnn.gov.uk or 07814 174417, before 12.00pm on Friday 8st September 2017.

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Notes for Editors

  1. People can register their property for free at www.immobilise.com
  2. Details of the new property marking system are available on the Durham Constabulary website at www.durham. police.uk , and people can also request a visit from the Police to have their property marked 
Posted on Friday 8th September 2017
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