The Des Moines Police Department and team up to recover lost, stolen and left behind property.

In an effort to help facilitate a virtual property tracking program that will successfully increase the recovery rate of lost, stolen and left-behind property for our residents and business owners, the Des Moines Police has partnered with to provide a powerful property tracking and crime prevention tool.  The partnership will break the disconnect between the police who are unable to identify the owners of lost and/or stolen property, and the victims of property crimes.

This is just one more example of progressive and innovative ways in which the Police Department is using the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods to serve residents of Des Moines in the most efficient way possible.  Des Moines joins other progressive cities in the area who understand the positive impact a program like can have on both residents and businesses.

Estimates show less than 5% of owners record the serial numbers of their property, which is the main identifier police use to locate and return lost, stolen or left behind property to the rightful owner.  In a campaign to encourage property owners to track their property the Des Moines Police Department is asking residents to “Help Us Help You” and use the free service offers for tracking all property with a serial or unique number.  A free account can be created in less than 1 minute online at or by using a Facebook, Amazon or Google+ account.  It takes less than an hour to log/enter/register the contents of an entire household.  By doing so, the chances of property being returned to its rightful owner increases to 100% if located by police, a business or any person who turns it in.  Program participation also assists police in furthering their criminal investigations and plays a critical role in helping police find those responsible for property theft.

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