Ultraviolet pens to protect community property

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammells and Rockingham Officer In Charge Senior Sergeant Mearns demonstrating how to mark the property.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammells and Rockingham Officer In Charge Senior Sergeant Mearns demonstrating how to mark the property.

THE City of Rockingham in partnership with the South Metropolitan Community Engagement Unit has purchased 48,000 UV Pens in an effort to tackle theft related incidents in the area. 

Sergeant Trimble says the UV pens are an effective way to mark your property without reducing its value. 

"We are encouraging the community to mark valuables with their drivers' licence number using the pens," Sergeant Trimble said.  

"This will assist us in returning property to the rightful owner after it has been stolen or lost." 

Marked property also assists investigators to identify stolen property when conducting search warrants or vehicle stops, resulting in the arrest of those in possession of the property. 

A podcast of instructions on how to use the UV pen. 

Sergeant Trimble said thieves in the City of Rockingham were on notice. 

"Property in this area is now marked and will be identified as stolen when attempts are made to on sell or if it is seized by police," he said. 

"I would implore residents to be a community crime fighter and use the pens to securely mark your property." 

The pens will be posted out to all City of Rockingham residents in the December issue of the Chronicle. 

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