The criminology theory that holds My Property ID Registry together is Operation Identification. Even though Operation Identification is not widely known or used does not diminish its effectiveness when properly implemented. After being tested in 378 pilot projects from 1974 to 1978, the GAO, informed the Attorney General of the US Dept. of Justice that the approach was workable (GAO Letter).
Today, burglaries are so routine that it is thought that half of victims don’t even bother filing a police report. Be mindful that burglaries are not just about stolen valuables, but also about damaged property, frayed nerves and lost productivity. There are tens of billions of dollars to be saved if My Property ID Registry is widely adopted.
In the age of the internet, Operation Identification has been rehabilitated, reinvigorate and is back in play. It is my hope that the organizations that originally showed interest in Operation Identification in 1979 will show interest in My Property ID Registry today.
National Sheriff’s Association
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Crime Information Center
National Crime Prevention Association
National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America
American Farm Bureau
Law Enforcement Assistance Administration