Operation Identification

A program first introduced years ago is back in effect in Pitt County.

Although Operation Identification never went anywhere, Pitt County Sheriff Mac Manning says he wants to get the word out about the program and make people more aware of it.

The goal of the program is to aide officials as they try and recover some of your stolen property.

Here's how it works. First, you call the Pitt County crime prevention program and have a Sheriff's Deputy come to your home and engrave your license number on your high theft items.

Sheriff Manning says this is crucial in helping to recover your valuables.

High theft items include flat screen TVs, lap top computers, and DVD players. Other items include audio/stereo equipment, firearms, Ipods, and game stations.

"Pitt County is witnessing an upward trend in theft and burglary. This increase in property crimes is likely attributable to the current economic climate and unemployment", says a statement released Saturday by the sheriff's office.

If you would like to have a deputy come to your home and engrave your high theft items you can call 252-902-2727. This is a free service.


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  • by citizen Location: greenville on Mar 22, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    I wish the greenville pd was HALF as good as the pitt county sheriffs office at taking burglary seriously.
  • by Sb Location: Greenville on Mar 22, 2009 at 07:51 AM
    Why don't we try implementing strategies to reduce thefts BEFORE they happen, not AFTER citizens have been robbed?! Crime prevention... crazy thought, huh? Your chance of recovering these items even after engraving is still slim. I speak as someone who was robbed last year, and had engraved numbers on everything, and a record of said numbers. I am so excited I will be moving far, far from this crime-ridden h-hole in a couple months. The individuals holding civic titles and law-enforcment positions better get a more secure grasp on this town, or they will continue to lose citizens dedicated to serving the community because of those of who tear it down.
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