What happens when I make a theft report?

If you are the victim of a burglary/theft, the Titusville Police Department will take the serial number of your stolen property and enter into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database which is maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Providing the make, model, and the serial number gives law enforcement useful tools to recover and return your property and the criminal properly prosecuted.

Pawn Shops

Another valuable avenue of recovery is with pawn shops. The Florida Pawn Broking Act compels pawnbrokers to provide law enforcement information about items pawned including serial numbers. They are also required to obtain government-issued photographic identification of individuals who pawn property and provide that information to law enforcement along with the items pawned.

Some Things to Record

  • Bicycles
  • Blu-Ray/DVD players
  • Business Machines
  • Cameras
  • Computers
  • E-Readers
  • Golf Clubs
  • Guns
  • I-Pods
  • Lawn Equipment
  • MP3 Players
  • Navigation equipment
  • Stereos
  • Tablets
  • Tools
  • TV’s, etc.

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1. What is Operation Safeguard?
2. How does Operation Safeguard work?
3. What happens when I make a theft report?
4. How do I get started?