TPD Announces New Online Tool for Serial Numbers

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida - October 11, 2011 -

Chief Jones is pleased to announce TPD has partnered with a new company to provide yet another tool for citizens to use. allows citizens to go online to a secure
website and create an inventory of household goods. Users can enter serial numbers, pictures of jewelry, televisions and anything of value to the database. In the event their home is burglarized or destroyed by fire, flood or other natural event, all of the information will be readily available to provide to an insurance agent and law enforcement officials. In the event of a burglary, also allows users to print out a report to give to law enforcement, which will provide all the necessary serial number information officers needs to have the stolen goods entered into the national crime database. If another officer comes across the property anywhere in the country it can be returned to the rightful owner.

One of the main problems faced by property crime investigators is victims rarely can provide serial numbers for their stolen goods. Investigators have a much better chance of recovering stolen items if there are serial numbers associated with the stolen property. For example, many stolen goods are sold to unknowing consumers in a separate part of the country. If another law enforcement agency runs across the person’s stolen goods, say in Texas, they have no way of knowing it was stolen out of Tallahassee, if the serial numbers were not entered into the national crime database. will provide community members with the ability to document and maintain an accurate inventory of their property, all from the comfort of their own home. Simply log onto and click on the link for The service is provided at no cost to citizens.

“Having your home burglarized is a very unsettling occurrence. If we can make the experience any easier with this new technology, the Tallahassee Police Department wants to be on the forefront of this innovative and exciting program,” said Chief Dennis Jones.

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  • by MTLH on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM
    Too bad the website isn't FREE for consumers to check serial numbers prior to purchasing something. This system really benefits pawn brokers, not the public. Once an unsuspecting person buys a hot item, law enforcement WILL confiscate it and return it to its owner, and the purchaser will be out all of his money. It would be nice if consumers could use this "free" website to exercise due diligence in advance of any purchase... Enter your numbers at your own risk... Its you have possession of previously-stolen items, they will be taken and returned!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:56 AM
    The only tool I care about regarding our police department is the firearm the officers carry. I don't care one bit if they can ride those stupid looking bicycles or go on line or whatever. No drug dealer in Frenchtown cares about them and their computers either. I want heavily armed bad men patrolling the gang infested areas of this city and just maybe, we can drop down in Forbes crime rankings. Having these on line tools and bicycles sure isn't going to help.
  • by PM Location: Tally on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    HAHA! I agree with Steve, entering all of your valuables into a website with pics, not very smart. Just write it all down and keep it hidden in your house. I seriously doubt they will steal a notebook full of pics and serials.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    I have my inventory, including pictures and serial numbers, locked in my brothers safe and his is in mine. Put that in your secure site and feel at ease. Let me say one more thing, all a lock is for is an honest mans peace of mind, and that goes for "secure" sites.
  • by STEVE on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:59 AM
    Well I can't wait to go to a SECURE website and list all my property of value so that some hacker burglar can save time burgling.
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