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Property that is marked or etched with an identifying number is considered “damaged goods” in the eyes of a criminal. In support of the OPP SafeGuard Ontario Property Security Program, Operation Identification is a property marking initiative designed to help discourage the theft of valuables by facilitating the identification of recovered stolen property. The idea is to simply engrave your valuables with an identifying number in a highly visible spot. OPP recommends using your Driver’s Licence or Vehicle Licence Plate number as your personal Operation Identification number to visibly mark all your valuables.
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