Closing your garage door, not leaving items on the lawn and marking your possessions were the three best ways Lakeland residents can prevent crime losses, according to Shelby County Sheriff representatives at the recent Board of Commissioners Town Meeting.
Groups, such as Homeowners Associations/Neighborhood Associations interested in the Project Identification program are encouraged to contact Lakeland City Hall at 867-2717 (email@example.com) and ask for us to contact the Shelby County Sheriff representative who handles Project Identification.
Project Identification involves marking your possessions so they can be identified and returned to the right owner. If the item is not marked or identifiable as your item after it is recovered, the Sheriff Department cannot return your item to you! You must be able to identify it as your item by either the serial number on the item or through a marking etc. Project Identification will provide the means and information to mark your possession so they can be returned to you.
I learned this lesson the hard way when I was a teenager. I knew the items were mine, the Police knew the items were mine (it was a samll town), but they still couldn't return the items since they were not marked! Don't let this happen to you!