Invaluable service for Lake Lure residents

Lake Lure Police Department partners with LeadsOnline
May. 09, 2013 @ 05:35 AM

Lake Lure residents can rest assured that their valuables will be safer and more protected in the event of a larceny.

In an effort to provide a secure place for residents to keep valuable information and catalog possessions, Lake Lure Police Department has partnered with LeadsOnline.

LeadsOnline is the nation's largest online investigation system used by law enforcement to recover stolen property, help reduce theft and solve crimes.

For years people have been using their computer systems to store information and photos of their possessions including jewelry, electronics, lawn equipment and gaming systems.

According to Lake Lure law enforcement, the problem with this is in the event someone's computer or hard drive is stolen, essentially the person's other belongings are stolen as well. It is a situation that law enforcement sees happen all too often.

LeadsOnline powers the ReportIt Citizen Property Inventory System, which allows citizens to securely store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and scans of receipts so that items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss. Records in the database are also useful when reporting any loss to an insurance provider.

LeadsOnline is an invaluable system for Lake Lure residents as well as a helpful tool for law enforcement. Through the service, law enforcement can reference millions of records in a secure database should someone become a victim of larceny.

Simply put, it is like a personal filing system that no one can hack into and steal when a person's items are stolen.

ReportIt is a free service, accessible from anywhere and easy for residents to use.