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Operation I.D.

Operation ID is a nationwide program designed to discourage burglary and theft of valuables. It also provides a way for you to easily identify stolen property and increases law enforcement’s chances of recovery and conviction.

Most burglars steal valuables for resale, but if you mark all items permanently (name and/or numbers) the burglars may be unable to sell them. If a criminal knows all your valuables are marked, he or she may look for easier and more profitable victims.

Engrave your valuables with your driver’s license number so your property can be easily traced and identified as yours. Please note - DO NOT USE your Social Security Number. That number is tied to financial documents and can be used by criminals. 


  • Your Driver’s License Number or ID Number and year of expiration
  • Engrave in two locations, one that can be easily seen and one that cannot be easily seen
  • Photograph or videotape items and keep the photos/tape in a fireproof safe or safety deposit box. Jewelry should be photographed with an ID card and ruler next to it to show ownership and size.

How to participate in Operation ID

To participate in Operation Identification call the Southern University at New Orleans Police Department at 504-286-5290 and ask about borrowing an electric engraving tool. If we have one available, it can be picked up at the front counter at the police station in the Maintenance Building. There is no charge to use the engraver, however, it must be returned within forty-eight hours. If an engraver is not available, they can be purchased at any hardware store at very little expense. 

The SUNO Police Department has partnered with LeadsOnline LLC.‘s citizen property inventory system ReportIt to provide the SUNO community with an online service for property registration and inventory. 

To participate in the program, please go to, select “Create New Account”, create your account and begin entering your valuable property.


  1. Identifying marks should be placed in all of your textbooks on a predetermined page.  Be sure to use the same page in all of your books.
  2. If you have access to a video recording device, inspect all of your valuables and zoom in on serial numbers or identifying marks.
  3. Be sure to list your “owner applied” information, serial number, brand, and model of all property listed.

Mark These Possessions 

The items listed below are those most commonly stolen from homes, cars, and businesses:

  • Bicycles
  • Video Camera's and Digital Camera's
  • Car Audio Systems
  • Computer Equipment
  • DVD Players
  • GPS's
  • Golf Clubs
  • Mag Wheels
  • MP3 Players
  • Musical Instruments
  • Radios
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Telephones/Cellphones
  • Televisions