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Tuesday July 31st, 2012 :: 01:12 p.m. EDT


Bradenton Police Dept. encourages participation in Operation Identification - a good DIY project for the whole family.

The Bradenton Police Department encourages participation in “Operation Identification” this summer. “Operation Identification” is a national program designed to deter burglary as well as assist in the recovery of stolen property.
Anyone can participate and it is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get involved in an important do-it-yourself project. All you need is an inexpensive engraver (preferred) or a good-quality permanent marker. Next, you'll engrave your driver license number or state ID number (not your social security number) on your personal property that is likely to be stolen. You can engrave your bicycles, MP3 players, televisions, DVD players, gaming systems, computer components, lawn equipment, etc. Place the number near the item's serial number so that a law enforcement officer can easily find it. Be sure to include the state abbreviation as well and use this format: FL DL 000-000-00-000-0.
With your property properly marked, an officer who comes across your property can recover it and contact you - even if you haven't yet noticed that it had been stolen. Just be sure to always keep your driver license updated with your current name and address.
Any resident of the City of Bradenton who properly marks their property is eligible to receive a free 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" warning sticker announcing their participation in Operation Identification to potential burglars.
To receive your sticker, or to arrange for a free security survey, you may schedule a visit from Bradenton Police Dept. Crime Prevention Sergeant LJ Millard at, or 941-741-3041.

100 10th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 941-932-9300

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