Police: Residents should use free online property service

The Biloxi Police Department is recommending that residents take advantage of a free, secure online service to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables to help recover items that may be stolen or lost.

LeadsOnline, a service the police have used for years, has developed a new service, ReportIt, that allows residents to store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and scans of receipts so items may be more easily identified if stolen or lost. The record may also be helpful in filing insurance claims. Citizens wanting to participate in ReportIt can register for the free service at reportit.leadsonline.com and begin building their personal property inventory list.

“For years, the Biloxi Police Department has leveraged available technologies with the mission of detecting, identifying and apprehending criminals,” Sgt. Louis Moran said. “By registering these items, if they are sold to pawn or secondhand shops they are immediately viewable by participating law enforcement anywhere in the country through a variety of search parameters.”
See the ReportIt web site