Keep, Update Your Home Inventory to Protect Your Valuables

December 29, 2021 - Now is the perfect time to start a new tradition! Start or update an inventory of your home!

Christmas time can bring lots of new items into our homes which unfortunately also brings an increase in burglaries and thefts.

ReportIt is a free online tool available to Shelby County citizens. ReportIt lets you securely store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so that your items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss. ReportIt is a Citizen Property Inventory System powered by LeadsOnline (reportit.leadsonline.com) and is an invaluable tool to the general public and law enforcement. 

Knowing what you own is the difference between recovering and not recovering stolen property and the outcome depends greatly on the information provided by the homeowner.

Home inventories are often times general and non descriptive. It is important to provide as much information about items as possible including makes and models, serial numbers, detailed physical description, and photographs of the items.

The ReportIt system is secure and only accessible by the person who sets up the account. Law enforcement agencies do not have access to your account, only you do. If you have items stolen, you can log into your account select the items which were stolen and then generate a report to give to law enforcement. The system is also valuable in the event of any kind of loss which has to be filed with an insurance company such as fire.

According to LeadsOnline, it is the nation's largest online investigative system used by thousands of law enforcement agencies to recover stolen property and solve crimes. Each year, LeadsOnline is credited with recovering millions of dollars in stolen goods and solving thousands of crimes that are often associated with bigger crimes, such as homicide, identity theft, and arson.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Department encourages all residents to use this free online system that will help keep track of valuable and invaluable personal property.

As you buy it; inventory it!