Police Department

Operation “ID” (Theft Prevention)

The most prevalent criminal incident that occurs on a college campus is theft. Thefts are not only the concern of the victim and the police, but of the entire university community. To help prevent thefts and other losses, your university police department has initiated “Operation Identification”.

This program is designed to inform the community of crime prevention techniques which may be used to deter burglars and thieves, and to assist police personnel in recovering, identifying, and returning stolen property whenever a property crime occurs.

Operation ID is conducted in the following manner:

  • Participants are encouraged to engrave or permanently mark their driver’s license or social security number on valuable possessions and to record the serial numbers to provide a ready reference if a crime occurs.
  • Students and other participants will be provided with a door decal to inform would-be thieves that property in the room has been marked.
  • Use the following form to record your valuables. This sheet gives the WCSU community a chance to document their property so that if there is a theft they can present the sheet (which they have kept in a safe place) to the police.

    Operation Identification Form

In conjunction with student organizations and housing staff, the police department will provide guidelines and assistance in establishing identification, marking, and preventative education programs at the small group level.

The Operation Identification form is presented here in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please download and install it from Adobe’s web site.