Sequim Gazette staff
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable and invaluable personal property.
ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics and other valuables.
Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict says that, should those items ever be stolen, having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying the property.
Access the site at reportit.leadsonline.com.
The ReportIt service is a part of LeadsOnline, the online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office uses LeadsOnline to help track and recover stolen property — everything from jewelry to sporting equipment to electronics, computers, cameras and other items such as designer clothing, collectibles, and other items with invaluable personal worth. The system allows detectives to search for the items using a variety of parameters, including item descriptions and serial numbers.
When an item is sold to a pawn or secondhand shop, the product information is entered in the LeadsOnline database and is immediately viewable by participating law enforcement agencies across the country.
Citizens may store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and scans of receipts so items may be more easily identified in the event of theft.
This record also may come in handy when filing claims with insurance providers in the event of loss.
Citizens wanting to participate in ReportIt can register for the free service at reportit.leadsonline.com and begin building their personal property inventory list.