Operation Identification

Operation ID Operation Identification is nationally recognized by law enforcement as a citizen's burglary prevention program for use in the home or business. This program has existed for over 30 years.

The Operation ID program allows law enforcement to detect, identify, and return stolen or lost property to its rightful owner. The Operation ID program involves marking or engraving property with an identifying number and displaying a window decal to discourage burglary and theft. The ideal identifying number is your state issued Driver's License number which is easily recognized and traced by law enforcement. Avoid using your social security number.

There are 3 important steps required to participate in the Operation ID program:
  1. Mark property or valuables with an identifying mark, preferably your driver's license with state abbreviation followed by number: Example: AZ-D01234567
  2. Inventory your marked property on a form with descriptions including brand, model number, and serial number. Keep it in a safe place.
  3. Display the Operation ID decal on windows only after items 1 and 2 have been completed to show your participation in the program and to discourage burglary.