Spring Into Theft Protection

Electric EngraverOne job that should be on your spring chore list is to borrow an electric engraver from your local Community Safety Office, so you can mark your possessions in case of theft. The engravers are easy to use and are available for loan, free of charge, at both Community Safety Offices listed in the left column.

Garden power tools, electronics, boating equipment, and bicycles, are among the many items that are of interest to a thief. These items are easy to carry and usually easy to convert to cash. However, with an engraved ID on your items, they become more difficult to sell.

The Oceanside RCMP recommends marking your BC Drivers license number on your belongings. The RCMP can easily query the number in order to determine ownership of recovered property.